Ghana Football Association President, Kurt E S Okraku has urged Ghanaians to hold high the flag of peace in the forthcoming general elections.
Ghana will go to the polls on Monday, December 7, to elect its President and Members of Parliament to lead the country for the next four years.
According to the GFA boss, surviving this anxious moment would ensure that football fans will continue enjoying the beautiful game in the country.
“We look forward to using the football platform to educate the Ghanaian populace toward the upcoming elections. I think this is dear to our hearts and dear to everybody that, we survive this period to enjoy our football.
We wish the entire country the best. Vote peacefully, go home, and enjoy football.” He said after a presentation by the government at the GFA secretariat.
The Sports Ministry made a presentation of GHC1million to the GFA as COVID-19 relief fund to the premier league clubs after been forced to play behind closed doors due to the novel virus.
Speaking to the press after the presentation, Kurt Okraku showed appreciation to the government for their support.
“on behalf of the Executive Committee, we want to express our sincere gratitude to the president of the land Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo-Addo for this amazing gesture. I think it has come in good time. We also want to thank the sector Minister, the hardworking Hon. Issac Kwame Asiamah for being there for us at all times and playing a pivotal role. I think it has come in time, we have been working on this for so long. We’ve had numerous meetings and finally, his excellency has booked it.
“I think this will go a long way in cushioning our premier league clubs especially during this challenging period of COVID-19. This challenging period of clubs been asked to play behind closed doors. I think we may due what we have been given. we cherish this and look forward to receiving the second part. And I have been promised that the second part is even gargantuan in nature, and in character, and in shape. So we are very positive about the future of our sport. ” He concluded