Efforts by Happy 98.9 FM to sensitize and demystify the perception that sports administration in Ghana is engulfed in corruption, has been recognized by the GFA’s Normalization Committee.
This was made known after host of Happy FM’s morning sports show ‘Anopa Bosuo Sports’, Ohene Bampoe Brenya, was mentioned to be part of the seven members of GFA’s Normalisation Committee’s Ad hoc Committee on Communications and Promotions on Tuesday January 16.
Other members of the Communications and Promotions Committee are experienced broadcaster and host of Good Evening Ghana on Metro TV, Paul Adom Otchere (Chairman); host of Kokrooko on Peace FM ,Kwame Sefa Kayi; Ekow Asmah – Vice Chairman; Albert Sam; Ebo Quansah and Tamimu Issah.
For close to 9months, Happy FM’s ‘Anopa Bosuo Sports’ has been championing a campaign dubbed ‘Nkontabuo’ which focuses on promoting transparency and accountability in Sport following the famous Number 12 exposé by ace investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
Happy FM’s ‘Nkontabuo’ campaign in collaboration with Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition (GACC) has been reviewing and dissecting the GFA statutes, making some recommendations and also educating football lovers about the GFA’s regulations. Mr. Brenya has been engaging several stakeholders in the sporting fraternity in order to achieve the aim of the campaign. Ultimately, the campaign seeks to find solutions to some of the problems that will be identified in the Sports fraternity.
During one of the ‘Nkontabuo’ episodes on Happy FM, chairman of the Normalization Committee, Dr Kofi Amoah, phoned in and commended the station for doing a good job with the ‘Nkontabuo’ campaign, adding “this will make our work easier.”
The Normalization Committee on Tuesday afternoon inaugurated six Committees to aid it in its mandate of bringing normalcy to Ghana football.
The Committees inaugurated were the Referees Committee, Technical Committee, Domestic league Committee, Marketing and Sponsorship Committee, National teams committee and the Communication and Promotions Committee.
The project is sponsored by StarGhana with funding from UK aid (DFID), DANIDA and EU.