The 22 members of the outgoing Executive Committee of the Ghana Football Association have been paid an amount of $15,000 as ex-gratia as their current mandate comes to an end.
The ex-gratia is $12,396 higher than the amount of $ 2,604 (GHC 10,000) approved by congress in 2011 following a motion that was moved by former Aduana Stars CEO Kofi Manu. The amount was agreed upon following consistent deliberations between a remuneration committee chaired by Fred Crentsil and the Executive Committee.
It was earlier understood the amount is yet to be paid into the accounts of the 22 EXCO members, but a source from the EXCO Committee has confirmed that the $15,000 had been paid.
“The $15, 000 has been paid and some of us have spent greater part of the money,” he said.
Although this move by the Executive Committee to pay a whooping amount of $15,000 which is far higher than the amount agreed by congress is being criticized, the GFA statutes mandates congress to take key decisions without the consent of congress.