Former Deputy Minister of Education and a member of parliament for the people of North Tongu constituency, Hon. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has called on the Ghana Football Association to more transparent.
Speaking to Accra based Asempa FM; the minister believes it about time the Ghana Football Association start being accountable to the ordinary tax payer.
“I think the perception about whether the GFA is corrupt or not is only based one thing.” Said the North Tongu Minister.
“I don’t think anybody will say they are corrupt if they are accountable to the country. If the FA prepares a budget and sends it to the ministry for approval they must tell the country how they spent the money but that is not the situation in the country.
“I think everybody is calling for change and the wind of change is everywhere now. It started with FIFA and now CAF has experienced that as well.
“The FA should stop telling the country that FIFA will ban us if the country interferes in whatever the FA does. Kwesi Nyantakyi is now the CAF first vice and a member of the FIFA Executive Committee which it’s a massive achievement but the GFA must be accountable to the country. The money they spend during tournament is from the ordinary tax payer and the tax payer is entitled to know how the money is spent any time a budget is approved.” He added.
Kwesi Nyantakyi and his led administration has been accused of being corrupt after the 2014 FIFA World Cup which led many Ghanaian football enthusiasts to crusade for the institution of the Commission of Enquiry to enquire what led to the early exit of Ghana from the World Cup in Brazil but the report recommended by the commissioners is yet to be implemented.