North Tongu’s Member of Parliament, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, remains resolute in his pursuit of accountability from the Ghana Football Association (GFA), despite the association’s vocal objections.
Following his public announcement that he and his colleagues intend to seek accountability for Ghana’s 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) performance, Ablakwa noted the GFA’s apparent spree of complaints.
Undeterred by the association’s reactions, Ablakwa emphasized that their determination to pose pertinent questions regarding the GFA’s role in Ghana’s football challenges remains steadfast.
In a supportive gesture, he extended congratulations to the brave and patriotic sports journalists who have chosen to express their concerns through a planned demonstration.
Ablakwa commended these journalists for formally notifying the police of their intention to protest on February 14, 2024, acknowledging their courage.
He also announced his intention to participate in the demonstration alongside like-minded individuals who share his concerns about the state of football in Ghana.
Read Statement Below
A certain GFA official says I have no right to expose their unconscionable and lottocratic US$8.5 million Black Stars budget.
He can rave, bark, howl, growl, roar, and rant but nothing will stop me from demanding full accountability.
When as a Member of Parliament I see thousands of my beloved constituents go to bed each night in tents because of VRA’s catastrophic spillage from the Akosombo and Kpong dams, and when after 5 long months government and VRA callously claim they don’t have money to construct resettlement homes for my people; good conscience cannot permit me to be silent and watch evil triumph.
Our fellow compatriots including women, the aged and children would not have to live in tents donated by the US government and the Red Cross if they had GHS105 million to replace their damaged homes.
My beloved constituents have done nothing wrong to deserve this; rather, they are going through all this suffering, indignity, and destitution so the Akosombo and Kpong dams would be preserved for the entire nation to enjoy electricity.
This struggle is about JUSTICE and no one can intimidate us.
I salute the group of courageous and patriotic sports journalists who have today formally notified the police of their intention to demonstrate on the 14th of February, 2024. My displaced persons and I shall be joining this protest.
We shall remain resolute and relentless in the pursuit of justice, probity, transparency, and accountability.
For God and Country.