General News of Sat, 23 Jun 201828
You cannot dissolve GFA 'in the interest of the public' - Lawyers to Attorney-General
The Ghana Football Association (GFA) is challenging the decision by government to dissolve the body following the latest expose by Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
Lawyers for the FA in their response to the Attorney-General said the GFA was not established in the interest of the public hence could not be dissolved since it was established in the interest of its members. The lawyers said GFA as a limited liability company cannot be dissolved by government as planned.
Paragraph seven of about 83-page-response read: “interest” in the activities carried out by Respondent’s members (football clubs) in their associative relationship with one another in the form of a company limited by guarantee, is narrowly limited to the emotional attachment and the joy that the football activities carried on by Respondent’s members bring to them, but such members of the public have no legal or equitable interest in any of Respondent’s members or Respondent itself for that matter.
The response from the lawyers further indicated that the AG’s petition was in response to the video of the then president of the association, Kwesi Nyantakyi, where he allegedly took bribes.
Kwesi Nyantakyi resigned few weeks ago and apologized to President Akufo-Addo, his Vice Dr Mahamudu Bawumia for using their names in the video to allegedly solicit for financial gains. He is currently under probe cy the CID for allegedly defrauding by false pretenses.