In a bid to improve transparency and accountability in Ghana football, a proposal has been made to publish audited accounts of the Ghana Football Association in the dailies.
The yearly audits will be conducted by independent and external auditors appointed by the Congress.
“The auditors shall be appointed for a period of three years and be internationally recognised entities. This mandate may be renewed.
“The audited accounts will be published in the national dailies in compliance with the Company Act of Ghana.”
The amendment to the GFA’s statute was proposed at Thursday’s Extraordinary Congress.
Other amendments considered at the Congress were the limiting of the tenure of the GFA President to two terms of four years each.
The use of the GFA’s funds has been a major issue, particularly for football fans who believe the football management body’s finances have not been used judiciously enough.
Erasing the doubts
Prior to the investigative piece by Anas Aremeyaw Anas, several claims of corruption had been made against the Association and then-President Kwesi Nyantakyi.
These allegations had been rebuffed constantly by the GFA but public perception remains largely negative.
The GFA will hope that this new measure will erase any lingering doubts about the integrity of the Association.
In July, FIFA approved the recommendations made to the statutes of the GFA.
Dr. Kofi Amoah had said earlier in an interview with GTV Sports that FIFA had assessed the recommendations for the statutes and what that would mean for the start of football in Ghana once again.
Among the recommendations are a switch from President of the GFA to Chairman and the introduction of a Board to replace the Executive Committee.
“We are going through the process of changing the statutes and FIFA has pretty much approved of what we have done. We have to place it before Congress for them to approve so we go for elections at the district, regional and national levels.
After the elections, we will have a board to replace the Executive Committee and a Chairman to replace the President of the Association.”