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Sports News of Wednesday, 26 August 2020


Ad hoc committee proposes monthly salary for GFA EXCO members, scraps $15K ex-gratia

The three-man committee is headed by Hearts of Oak CEO, Frederick Moore The three-man committee is headed by Hearts of Oak CEO, Frederick Moore

An ad hoc compensation committee set up by the Ghana Football Association has recommend that member of the Executive Council of the GFA, be paid a monthly salary as part of their emoluments.

The new proposal is a marked departure from the status quo where members were only paid sitting allowances during the Kwesi Nyantakyi era but the committee headed by Mr. Frederick Nana Kweku Moore, the Chief Executive Officer of Accra Hearts of Oak believes it is the right way to go.

In a wide ranging proposal, the Committee also recommended how much the FA President as well as his Vice should be paid as salaries and sitting allowances.

Per the proposal which must first be ratified by Congress (the highest decision making body of the association) the President, Kurt Okraku should be given a monthly allowance of GHS 12,000 compared to that of Kwesi Nyantakyi who had his figure increased to GHS 4,388 from GHS 1,800 in 2018.
The Vice President, Mark Addo would be on GHS 7,000 while the rest of the ExCo members would be on GHS 4,000 compared.

Other emoluments such as per diems of $500 and $400 per day for foreign travels of the President and Vice President would also be discussed. ExCo members would be on $300 for foreign travels and flights should be on a business class ticket for all.

The committee also proposed that the previous $15,000 ex-gratia that Executive Committee members under Kwesi Nyantakyi earned at the end of their tenure should be scrapped.

The mandate of the Committee, as provided under Article 42(2) of the GFA Statutes 2019, is to propose to the GFA Congress the remuneration of members of the Executive Council.

The Committee is expected to submit its work in time to form part of the Congress documents that will be sent to members of Congress as the formal convocation of Congress under Article 31(3) of the GFA Statutes 2019.

The three-man Committee is headed by Hearts of Oak’s Frederick Moore who is assisted by Delali Senaye (CEO of Inter Allies) and Sampson Nartey-Yoe (Financial consultant and Lecturer).