The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has been named by global anti-corruption agency, Transparency International as one of the “financially unaccountable” associations in the world.
According to a report by the TI, Ghana’s FA scored zero on all four main pillars of transparency and accountability.
The report also highlights the gross disregard for accountability that has tainted FIFA and its constituents, leading to the arrests, indictments and suspensions of several leading members including President Sepp Blatter and UEFA boss Michel Platini.
The report revealed statistics of 81% of FA’s have no financial records publicly available, 21%of FA’ have no websites and 85% of FA’s publish no activity accounts of what they do.
Transparency International also express worry about the absence of a clear lack of tracking of the money doled out by FIFA.
“Only fourteen out of FIFA’s 209 football associations – Canada, Denmark, England, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Norway, Portugal, the Republic of Ireland and Sweden – publish the minimum amount of information necessary to let people know what they do, how they spend their money and what values they believe in.”
Transparency International looked for what information is publicly available on the websites of the activities and expenditures of the 209 FAs and six regional Confederations. We wanted to find out how transparent they are about the money they receive from FIFA and their other revenues.