General News of Tue, 12 Jun 201814
Government cannot dissolve GFA and appoint its own people to take over - GFA Official
An Executive Committee Member of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Albert Commey, has challenged the decision by government to dissolve the association.
The decision by government he lamented is unlawful because the FA is an association limited by guarantee and it takes their members to dissolve it. But if an outsider [government] intends to dissolve it, it must be premised on an illegal or fraudulent activity.
Our membership is 22 and only 4 have been implicated. Does it therefore, mean we have done something wrong? He was not happy the few people implicated is informing government to dissolve the GFA because ‘’it will not inure to the benefit of stakeholders.’’
The Ethics Committee of GFA he said have taken steps to probe the matter and no member implicated will be shielded but attempts are being made to dissolve the GFA for some political reasons.
‘’When a problem occurs, we use the internal mechanism to resolve them. You don’t go around saying you want to dissolve the GFA. I don’t trust politicians…because they can abuse power.
There are a lot of mechanisms and I have heard some people are behind the attempt to dissolve the GFA for their own selfish interest.’’ He continued: ‘’we should exercise restraint and stop lumping all of us together.
We have to take time and investigate this matter…Some of us decided to be above reproach but we are being called criminals because of some few individuals.’’ Albert Commey said he is confused as to whether to remain in the game of football due to the fallout from the Number 12 expose.
On the way out when there is no president or vice he said: 'In the event where there is no GFA president and the vice, the rules and regulations allow the membership to elect someone to act in the capacity as head for the body until we are able to go for an early congress and elect a new leader.'
‘’The law does not allow for the GFA to be dissolved. So if the Ghana Bar Association is faced with a crisis, will the government of Ghana remove its leadership and appoint its own people? I don’t think that is the best,’’ he concluded.