”You have my support” – Prez Akufo-Addo assures new GFA boss.
President Nana Akufo-Addo has assured newly elected President of the Ghana Football Association, Kurt Okraku, of government’s unwavering support.
Kurt Okraku who polled 93 votes to win last Friday’s Ghana Football Association Presidential elections, paid a working visit to the Jubilee House to meet President Akufo-Addo on Wednesday. Also present at the meeting was Sports Minister Isaac Asiamah.
Prez Akufo-Addo posses for the cameras with Kurt Okraku and other GFA officials
Addressing Kurt Okraku and his team from the GFA, President Akufo-Addo pledged his, and essentially government’s backing to the GFA.
“You have to know that, so long as I’m on this seat, you have my support by the way you want to take Ghana football; hopefully it’s the same place I want to see it. It’s not right that so many years have passed before we won the great cups again. We need to go back to the winning ways that used to characterized our football. You have a big task and a lot of goodwill; build on it,” Nana Addo urged.
On his part, GFA President Kurt Okraku pledged to live by the principles of transparency and accountability.
”Big lessons have been learnt from the events of June 12 last year and it is my commitment to ensure that we build an association that embraces all the principles of good governance. We are talking about transparency, accountability, internal auditing system” he concluded.