The Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Aaron Mike Oquaye has endorsed calls by Members of Parliament to set up a special seven member committee to investigate the Ghana Football Association (GFA) amidst claims in a video by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ #Number12 documentary on corruption in Ghana football which premiered on June 6 in Accra.
According to the Speaker, based on sentiments being raised by the country, it is imperative that representatives also looked into the matter.
Subsequently, the Speaker has accepted to have the committee formed based the membership will be determined at a later date.
The issue to have the GFA probed was first raised on the floor of the House by Sampson Ahi, MP for Bodi, who suggested that the institution should be further investigated as well as the President of the GFA, Kwesi Nyantakyi made to step down.
His call was equally supported by Kobina Tahir Hammond, the Member of Parliament for Adansi-Asokwa who also indicated that it ought to be treated as a criminal matter, especially the utterances from Nyantakyi.
“The matter has to be properly investigated and the man has to step aside” K.T.Hammond said.
The #Number12 documentary on corruption in Ghana football, depicts number of high-profile personalities including Ghana President Akufo-Addo and his Vice Mahamudu Bawumia against whom serious allegations were made in #Number12 which depicts incidents of alleged corruption in Ghana football.
In the video, Kwesi Nyantakyi told private investigators posing as investors, he could help them do business if they paid millions to the President and Vice-President.
He is seen collecting $65,000, promising the ‘investor’ he could ‘take over the whole country’.
Public trolling of officials captured in the video has followed since the Wednesday screening of the documentary.
This prompted the legislature to wade into the public outcry.