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Ghana FA set to hold online extraordinary Congress for members

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Kurt Okraku

The Ghana Football Association has resolved to hold its extraordinary Congress online to deliberate on matters affecting the game.

A letter from the President of the Association Kurt Okraku to members of the Association reiterated the need to hold Congress in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We took a decision to organise an extraordinary Congress to deliberate on a number of Football issues, but the COVID-19 happened, and public gathering was banned” the GA President told members.

Mr. Kurt Okraku maintained that the approved protocols of 100 people meeting at a time is not enough to allow for the Association to hold its Congress.

“Currently, the approved protocols allow a gathering of 100 people, however, the membership of the GFA Congress, the secretariat staff and the media who attend Congress will be far beyond the limit. As a result, we unable to organise Congress as we used to”

Mr. Okraku however hinted on the possibility of holding the Congress online, pending the approval of the Registrar of Companies.

“It is, However, refreshing to note that recently, the registrar General’s Department has indicated a possibility of holding annual General meetings of companies online after meeting certain criteria, and obtaining approval from the Registrar General’s Department.”

The former Dreams FC executive president told members if the Association, the FA will explore all avenues that will allow it to organise an online Congress that will admit all members and stakeholders .

“We are currently exploring the idea of holding a Congress online after receiving the neccessary approval from the Registrar of companies.”

“When this becomes possible, the Secretariat would communicate to all members appropriately.”

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