Work towards speedy administration of justice

The President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kurt Edwin-Simeon Okraku, has urged the Disciplinary Committee (DC) to work towards speedy adjudication of cases and speedy administration of justice.

In his address to the 10-member committee chaired by Osei Kwadwo Adow Esq., President Okraku urged members of the judiciary to serve justice with alacrity as unnecessary delays become a significant impediment to the effective administration of justice within the football community.

In a healthy and wide-ranging discussion, the President engaged the members of the Committee on the scope of their work, processes and logistical challenges, as well as on the future prospects for this crucial judicial body of the GFA.

He assured that the Football Association would continue to invest in the judiciary, including ensuring logistics and organizing capacity building programs to enable them to fulfill their mandate quickly.

Mr Okraku said match officials and referees will also undergo further training as is done annually.

President Okraku used the opportunity to commend the members of the committee for their devotion to duty.

“The essence of this commitment is to say ‘thank you’ for your support of the work of the FA and the football family. We appreciate your work,” President Okraku said.

The president spoke highly of the new prosecutor, whose work ethic earned widespread praise from the committee.

“You would realize that we changed the prosecutors. We have a new prosecutor now and I think he has put some effort into the process,” he said.

“I want to hear from your team about how we can make this process a lot faster so that decisions can be made much faster than we currently have. And then if there are inherent problems, we can address them and I will ask the Secretary General to respond immediately.”

Chairman of the Disciplinary Committee, Osei Kwadwo Adow Esq., called for a retreat for the judicial authorities to brainstorm at the end of the season.

“We want the FA to organize a retreat for the committee at the end of the season so that we can assess ourselves and look at the laws we apply: to look at the procedures that cases go through before they come to us,” he said. said.

In support of the call for withdrawal, President Kurt Okraku said: “We have talked about a withdrawal. I think the retreat will focus on all the FA Judicial Committees so that there is a clear synergy between them. The retreat offers participants a platform to exchange ideas.”

He reiterated his immense gratitude to the members of the committee. –