Former Chairman of the Ghana Football Association, Lepowura MND Jawula, has launched a scathing attack on the Dzamefe-led Commission of Inquiry set up by President John Mahama to investigate Ghana’s infamous participation at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
According to Jawula, the work of the Dzamefe Commission does not measure up when compared to other Commission’s.
Speaking on GTV over the weekend, MND Jawula said “No disrespect to the Dzamefe Commission but I think their work does not measure up when you compare it with other Commissions that have been set up in the past. I have been around long enough to have witness a couple of Presidential Commissions like the Okudzeto and Gbadegbe Commission, and when I put their works alongside the work of the Dzamefe Commission, I can say the Dzamefe Commission is not at par.”
The full report on the Commission’s work was made available yesterday, Monday, June 22, 2015.
The Dzamefe Commission was set up after Ghana’s disastrous World Cup campaign in Brazil.
Ghana exited the tournament in the first round after picking just a point from maximum nine. There were reports of player indiscipline, some of which degenerated into fights as well as government’s failure to pay the appearance fees of the footballers on time.
In the end government had to fly over 3 million dollars to settle the appearance fees of the players, a conduct that reduced Ghana to global ridicule.
The Commission heard from the various people who played a part in World Cup campaign and the specific roles they played.
Personalities such the former minister of Youth and Sports, Elvis Afriyie- Ankrah, Kwesi Nyantakyi and Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan all appeared before the Commission to answer questions.
Representatives from the Ministry of Youth and Sports, UniBank, Ghana Commercial Back and many other entities also appeared before the commission either in public or in-camera.