Accra based HAPPY FM, a leading radio station, has presented a proposed amendment of Ghana’s football statutes to the Normalization Committee (NC).
This forms part of the station’s efforts to “sensitise, demystify and ensure the smooth running of sports administration in Ghana.”
The delegation, made up of Ohene Bampoe Brenya, host of Happy FM’s ‘Anopa Bosuo’ morning sports show; Austin Ampim, Director of Finance at Global Media Alliance Broadcasting Company (GMABC); Jerry Ofori, Head of Events at GMABC and Nii Ogbamey, Public Relations Account Manager at GMABC, on March 20, 2019 presented the proposed amendment to Mr. Alex Asante, Acting FA General Secretary at the GFA office in Accra.
Presenting the report, Mr. Brenya stated that for close to nine months, Happy FM’s ‘Anopa Bosuo Sports’ has been championing a campaign dubbed ‘Nkontabuo,’ focusing on promoting transparency and accountability in sports, following the famous ‘Number 12’ exposé by ace investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
He added that the recommendation formed part of the findings from the project.
“As part of the ‘Nkontabuo’ campaign, Happy FM recently had a public forum with some stakeholders in the sporting fraternity to deliberate on issues affecting the game and how these issues can be addressed. As the number one sports station in Ghana, we thought it wise to sum up all the recommendations that have been made during this nine-month project and submit it to the Normalization Committee with the hope that it will go a long way to change the sport in Ghana,” Mr. Brenya said.
Receiving it, Mr. Asante commended the station for its bold step to put the document together.
“This is what the NC has been saying every time. Bring your recommendations and let us deliberate on them in order to make football administration in Ghana strong again. This document has been received and the NC will definitely look at it,” Mr. Asante said.
BY ERNEST NUTSUGAH