Sports News of Tuesday, 19 August 2014
The chairman of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry investigating Ghana's participation at the 2014 World Cup in Brasil, Justice Senyo Dzamefe has said, the evidence provided by the witnesses so far at the commission was a clear indication of a systemic failure at the Ghana Football Association (GFA) and the Ministry of Youth and Sports.
Justice Dzamefe made these remarks during the Commissions sitting on Monday, August 18, at the Media Center of the Accra Sports, where Alhaji Abdulai Yakubu, Chief Director of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, told the commission that, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) does not present reports of their activities to the ministry.
According to the Chief Director, the ministry only receives report from the GFA upon request and not mandatory adding that, the football controlling body only sends report to Executive Council and its Congress.
Justice Dzamefe wondered why the GFA does not present report to the Ministry because they are supposed to be interested in the dealings of the football controlling body.
"Why don't they provide reports to the Ministry? At least there should be reports after each activity. It would not even be bad it is match after match".
He cited reports which suggest that the Black Princess’ have refused to depart their hotel on return from Canada for unpaid bonuses and other allowances.
The chairman said, “the girls will be sleeping and eating in the hotel at the expense of tax payer. Why should this happen?”
“These are systemic failures in the country and we are out to correct these things and ensure the system is streamlined.
“If you take into consideration the evidence given by witnesses at the commission you will come to the realisation that, there is indeed a systemic failure,” the chairman stated.
The commission continues its sitting on Tuesday, August 19, with the Ministry of Youth and Sports appearing again.