The High Court in Accra has appointed the Registrar of Companies, Jemima Oware, as the official liquidator of the Ghana Football Association.
Deputy Attorney-General Godfred Yeboah Dame representing government and the GFA led by Nana Benyin Eyison and lawyer Thaddeus Sory were at the Commercial Division of the court Thursday morning after the latter finally responded to the suit to seeking to injunct its officials and cause its dissolution.
From the ruling by the High Court presided over by Justice Samuel Asiedu, the Registrar will effectively take custody of all assets belonging to the GFA and ensure that all its assets are not disposed of until the substantive liquidation case at the court is determined.
“This sets a remarkable tone in the process of the liquidation,” Deputy A-G Godfred Dame told reporters.
“The court has appointed the Registrar of Companies to exercise her powers under the liquidation act and to me, it’s very significant.
“It shows very serious issued have been raised at the court and the assets of the GFA can be safeguarded from any unnecessary dissipation… so if the suit is determined in favour of government, then the Registrar of Companies will take the lawful steps to dispose of the assets,” he added.
The Court also granted government’s request for injunction on all officials of the GFA from performing their duties.
Ghana’s government, through Attorney-General Gloria Akuffo on Tuesday, June 12 went to court to secure an interim injunction on the Ghana Football Association while also petitioning for its dissolution.
The A-G argued that the GFA in its current state is not fit or the purpose for which it was established, days after the revelations of corruption by football officials in the #Number12 documentary by journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
Gloria Akuffo argued that the GFA was being used for illegal purposes, prompting government to move to protect public interest. She also made references to some portions of the 2014 World Cup Dzamefe Commission Report in her argument.