President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Kurt E. S. Okraku has held successful discussions with the newly formed Safety and Security Committee on issues bordering on proper handling of hooliganism at various stadiums during matches.
The five-member committee has not been able to meet for deliberations since its birth in March this year due to the coronavirus outbreak, but the wait ended as the FA president engaged them on Wednesday May 27. Chairman of the Committee D.S.P Emmanuel Asante and Vice Chairman Lt. Col. D.B Asare were all in attendance.
Among the several salient issues discussed were formulation of a new safety and security operational manual for the FA, practical means of compliance as well as monitoring and evaluation model of the provisions to be enshrined in the manual.
“The new manual will seek to address all issues relating to the safety and security of stakeholders of football in Ghana in relation to local and international matches”, the FA stated in a statement via its website.
The FA President Kurt Okraku assured the committee of the the GFA Executive Council’s commitment to to ensure the implementation of recommended models to oversee the operations of safety and security.
The Committee is primarily tasked to deal with issues of public safety, security and safety of all stakeholders of the game, that is players, coaches, spectators etc.