Joe Kpenge, Director General of the National Sports Authority (NSA) has suggested that, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) should be treated as a separate agency under the Ministry of Youth and Sports (NSA).
This, according to the NSA boss, will ease the burden on the government when it comes to sports funding in the country.
According to the NSA boss, the GFA has over the years outgrown the sports authority, hence the need to be given separate treatment, to ease the burden on funding of sports.
Testifying before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry, Brazil 2014, Mr Kpenge said, this will enable the Ministry to prepare a different budget for GFA as well as other sporting disciplines.
Kpenge said the GFA has now assumed the same status as the NSA and there was the need to recognise this and regularise their status adding that, “When we are invited for meeting by the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the GFA is also invited as a separate agency, hence the need to give them that recognition.
“My Lord, the case of the GFA is a typical case of the part has outgrown the whole, though they are supposed to be part of us,” Kpenge stated.
He noted that, the NSA has over the years been presenting separate budgets on behalf of other sporting disciplines, whilst the GFA also makes a different budget.