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Sports News of Saturday, 21 July 2018

Source: yen.com.gh

Akufo-Addo government's 'corrupt' tag on GFA a very laughable irony - Aduana Stars CEO

The Chief Executive officer of Aduana Stars, Albert Commey, has described the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) government as “more” corrupt than the Ghana Football Association (GFA).

According to him, government has been very unfair to members of the FA, with regards to the way reforms are being led to cleanse the Association from corruption.

Football activities in the country have been suspended for over a month now, with government securing an injunction to that effect following the damning rots exposed in Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ “Number 12” documentary.

Mr. Commey is, however, not enthused by the way government is leading reforms of the GFA and has therefore hit hard at the ruling NPP.

He said the ruling government is more corrupt than the GFA, pointing to the recent 275 bus buying controversy that was sparked during the NPP’s Annual Delegates Congress Held in Koforidua.

“These politicians want to dissolve the GFA and calling us thieves. Look at the kettle calling the pot black. Didn’t we hear the amount of money the NPP spent at their Delegate Conference,” Aduana Stars CEO said, as quoted by MyNewsGh.com.

“If you compare that (NPP Conference expenses) to what the GFA is alleged to have wasted, it’s very small.”

His comments were in reference to the 275 buses purchased for all constituencies of the party by National Chairman of the NPP, Freddy Blay, as part of his campaign promises.

There were also reports that the newly-elected NPP National Chairman gave every delegate GHC3,000 during the election period.

This was later confirmed by the Western Regional Chairman of the NPP, Ndede Siah, who said contrary to reports that Mr. Blay shared GHC3,000, the original amount given to delegates was GHC1,500.

“It is not true Freddie Blay paid GHC3,000 to each delegate; but as transport expenses, Ntim gave each delegate GHC1,000 and Freddie Blay gave each GHC1,500,” Mr Siah disclosed.