‘Commission Will Help Set Up Structures For FA’

‘Commission Will Help Set Up Structures For FA’

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A member of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry, Moses Foh-Amoaning, says the three-man body will focus more on policies and principles that underpin the systems and structures which the Ghana Football Association (GFA) employs in the running of the Black Stars.

The renowned broadcaster and lawyer said it was high time a policy for managing the Stars was put in place to serve as a guide for all football administrators in the future.

Speaking to the Graphic Sports after yesterday’s seminar organised by the Commission to educate the media on their scope of work during the public sittings, Mr Foh-Amoaning said another area of interest to the Commission would be the work of the media and its effect on the Stars’ performance at the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup.

The chairman of the Commission, Justice Senyo Dzamefe, said the seminar was organised to remind the media of what the laws were regarding the work of the Commission, with the benefit of hindsight.

“We noticed that the reportage isn’t always the best so we thought it wise to organise this interactive seminar with the press to remind you of what the laws are when it comes to sports; especially the law of defamation – libel and slander – what you can say and what you cannot say and the consequences,” he explained.

“You must know your limits. Don’t forget we have the powers of a High Court and that goes with issues like contempt.

“If you go beyond your bounds I’m sorry the axe will fall on you,” Justice Dzamefe warned.

He advised the media to visit the Commission’s secretariat to seek clarification on issues they don’t understand instead of writing anything they think.

Mr Anthony Forson, a lecturer at the Ghana School of Law, educated participants on the law of defamation and its consequences.