Government of the Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has expressed shock at the contents of the recently-aired video documentary which captured the investigation conducted into the football administration by ace Investigative Journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, titled: “Number 12’. When misconduct and greed becomes the norm”.
A statement issued to the media yesterday by the Minister of Information, Dr. Mustapha Hmid, said, the conduct of all the officials of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) together with the suspended Acting Director General of the National Sports Authority, (NSA), Robert Sarfo Mensah, shown in the documentary, to be involved in questionable corrupt acts “is forthwith referred to the police for investigations and appropriate action”.
According to the statement, the action by government was necessary to ensure that the contents of the documentary are rapidly thoroughly investigated.
“Having regard to the widespread nature of apparent rot involving top GFA officials, top NSA officials, match commissioners, football administrators and referees, government has decided to take immediate steps to have GFA dissolved,” the statement said.
Government in the statement indicated that, it will soon announce provisional measures to govern football activity in the country, until a new body is formed.
It added that government will communicate these decisions to the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF), and the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA), and engage with them on these developments to chart a way forward for Ghana football.
Meanwhile, Parliament of Ghana has decided to investigate the alleged rot in GFA which was uncovered by Anas and his Tiger Eye PI.
Member of Parliament for Bodi, Samson Ahi, yesterday made a proposal on the floor of the House to have Parliament probe the GFA rot.
It was seconded by the Majority Leader, Osei-Kyei Mensah-Bonsu.
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