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Ntow Fianko launches scathing attack on Ghana FA over 'needless' upgrading of secretariat

Published on: 09 April 2020
Ntow Fianko launches scathing attack on Ghana FA over 'needless' upgrading of secretariat
Kwame Ntow Fianko

Veteran football administrator Kwame Ntow Fianko has ripped into the Ghana Football Association (GFA) over the decision to spruce up its secretariat for the second time in one year.

The Tano Bofoakwa chief is alarmed by the federation's latest splurge to renovate the building situated at the heart of Accra, just one year after the Normalisation Committee (NC) led by Kofi Amoah spent the debt-ridden federation's money to carry out the same thing.

The major facelift just under one year, has seen the floor of GFA President Kurt Okraku and General Secretary Prosper Harrison-Addo completely inaccessible to majority of staff and football family unless invited thanks to the installation of fresh biometric security entry.

In a move to prevent devious secret recordings, gadgets have also been installed to disable any form of recording device or mobile phone in the offices of the two top officials.

The latest cash splash has irked fans because there are other pressing needs of the organisation like paying the outstanding fees of referees in the country which goes to the heart of the game.

The revelation comes at a time when the Ghana FA has approached government seeking a bailout to help the football federation run the leagues suspended because of the outbreak of coronavirus.

Fianko says the fresh wave of huge expenditure under the guise of sweeping for eavesdropping tools could have been used to support the clubs reeling over the suspension of the leagues.

The former chairman of the Division One League Board questioned the timing of these activities when the association is cash-strapped.

"Why paint buildings that the NC did paint and buy cars when you don't have money to care for your members? This is completely needless," Fianko said on Sunyani-based Space FM.

"We rejected allowance of GHc 15 in order to buy the land for this current GFA Office."

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