The Ghana Football Association (GFA) President is set to earn GH¢1,600 as sitting allowance after the proposals were passed at the Association’s Ordinary Congress today.
The President will also receive GH¢12,000 as monthly allowance.
According to the GFA, the new rates would be over GH¢7,000 higher than the set amount in 2018 (GH¢4,388) but still more than Gh¢25,000 less than the $6,500 paid to Dr. Kofi Amoah as Normalisation Committee President.
The Vice President of the Association will earn GH¢7,000 monthly and GH¢1,400 per sitting, while the other ExCo members will receive GH¢4,000 every month and GH¢1,300 at every sitting.
It is however worthy of note that the new emolument structure completely scraps the ex-gratia system where Exco members from the Kwesi Nyantakyi administration took home $15,000 as benefits at the end of their tenure.
Proposals to pay $500 per day to the GFA President as travel and feeding allowance on international travels and GH¢600 on domestic assignments were also accepted.
The vice President will also earn $400 per day on international travels and GH¢500 on domestic assignments.
Other ExCo members will receive $300 per day on international travels and GH¢400 on domestic assignments.
The proposals were met with some criticism with some persons present at the Congress noting the sharp hikes in some of the rates.
Citi Sports Editor, Fentuo Tahiru reported from the Congress that King Faisal bankroller Alhaji Grunsah was not too pleased with the amounts.
“The money is too much. Imagine in a month they hold two meetings, how much is that?” Grusah is quoted as having said.