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GFA Presidency: Kwaku Osei Palmer launches Policy Document

By Vincent Ashitey
GFA Presidency: Kwaku Osei Palmer launches Policy Document
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GFA Presidential aspirant Wilfred Kwaku Osei Palmer has today October 2, launched his Policy Document which highlights his plans for Ghana Football.

The event took place at Botsio Hall, Alisa Hotel which was graced by a host of sports personalities and the media.

The 52-page Policy Document with the theme "Reforming Ghana football" seeks to tackle challenges that confronts Ghana Football. 

According to Palmer, his policies to revive football in the country hinges on 8 key pillars.

  • Development 
  • Infrastructural development 
  • Safety and Security
  • Commercialization
  • Governance and Administration
  • Finance
  • Competitions
  • Re-regulation

Explaining some of his his pillars, the football administrator said Development would involve a structured pathway to identify, recruit and train exceptional young talents in skills and technique development to achieve competitive successes globally while Infrastructural development will encompass the development of natural and artificial football pitches, which is essentially used for the training of new generation of players, through to seat installation stadium building and upgrade of facilities and their maintenance.

Moving on to Safety and Security, he posited that it is incumbent on the GFA and affiliates to ensure that fair and equitable environment is created to see to the logical conclusion of games. He cited an example of May 9, 2001 disaster where over a hundred football fans lost their lives at the Accra Sports Stadium due to inadequate of safety and security at the match venue. 

Campaign Manager for Palmer, J.F. Mensah said delegates need to give his aspirant their vote because the former has gained requisite experience through his participation in grassroots football development, where he has nurtured many talents who has featured in the various national teams.

He added that, the football administrator has gone through the mill considering that was he was appointed into the various positions at the Management and the Executive committees of the GFA. 

The GFA election is slated for October 25 in Accra.