The Ghana FA president Kurt Okraku is set to be one of the best paid top officials of the FA after the highest decision-making body of the association approved the Compensation Committee recommendation on the allowance and bonus structure.
The President, Kurt Okraku will now receive a monthly allowance of GHS 12,000 compared to that of Kwesi Nyantakyi who had his figure increased to GHS 4,388 from GHS 1,800 in 2018.
Kurt Okaku will earn GHC 576, 000 which is $100,000, in his four-year tenure as President of the Ghana FA.
The Vice President, Mark Addo would be on GHS 7,000 compared to that of the former Vice who received GHS 3,494.
Mark Addo’s allowance for four years will be GHC 336, 0000 i.e $60,000
Current Executive Council members have had their allowances doubled from GHS 2,261 to GHS 4000.
On meeting allowance
The President will take home GHS 1600 compared to the previous President Kwasi Nyantakyi taking GHS 1488.58
The Vice President will also be paid GHS 1400 as meeting allowance seeing an increase from GHS 1322.28.
Executive Council members will receive GHS 1300 from the previous GHS 1228.
The Executive Council allowance for the next four years will amount to GHC1,920,000.
Despite the rejection by some members of the association notably Alhaji Karim Grunsah, Owner of Ghana Premier League side King Faisal Babes, majority at Congress approved it.
He proposed the FA president be paid Ghc 1000, as well as allowances for Executive Council, be scrapped.
Meanhwile, The Ghana Football Association (GFA) is set to introduce Video Assistant Referees (VAR) at match centres in the near future.
VAR was introduced during the 2018 World Cup in Russia and has been welcomed by the various leagues across Europe.
Referees Manager of the GFA, Alex Quartey, believes the move is aimed at improving the local game, stressing that FIFA is ready to support the GFA with the necessary logistics for the use of the VAR at the various match centres.
He, however, noted that the world’s football governing body may give Ghana three years to prepare, since the country is currently not ready for the technology.
“FIFA has brought logistics to the GFA about the distribution of Video Assistant Referee (VAR),” Mr Quartey told Asempa FM.
“And it is a very good point to use VAR in Ghana during match days.
“We have to use the VAR and FIFA is ready to support us and I believe it is an innovation which is now part of refereeing.
“Maybe FIFA will give us three years to prepare towards it.”