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COURT GIVES GOVERNMENT THE GO AHEAD TO DISSOLVE GFA

COURT GIVES GOVERNMENT THE GO AHEAD TO DISSOLVE GFA

An Accra High Court on Thursday has given the government of Ghana the go ahead to dissolve the Ghana Football Association (GFA). 

The ruling was given on Thursday after a little over a month since the government took steps to dissolve the GFA.

The last time the court sat on the case, the GFA asked for more time to study the injunction application to prepare their defense.

The ruling has paved the way for the Registrar General to be appointed as the official liquidator of the local football governing body.

The Attorney General, Gloria Akuffo, went to court with a plan to liquidate the GFA because, according to her, the Association in its current state is not fit for the purpose for which it was established.

The plan to liquidate the GFA was contained in a petition filed by the Attorney-General, acting on behalf of the government last month at the High Court for the dissolution of the GFA.

Deputy Attorney-General, Godfred Dame after the ruling on Thursday said that the government is at this point awaiting the conclusion of police investigations to take criminal action against some officials of the GFA.

Government had been praying the court to make the Registrar General’s Department, the legal liquidator in the process to bring the GFA’s existence to an end.

In her argument before the court, the A-G said the GFA was being used for illegal purposes, hence the government’s decision to protect the interest of the public.

She added that GFA officials have used the Association for some corrupt activities as captured in the 2014 World Cup Dzamefe Commission Report and a documentary by Anas Aremeyaw Anas, an undercover investigative journalist.

It remains to be seen what will happen in the coming days.

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