Normalization Committee may not leave office this month – Kwaku Yeboah.


The immediate past spokesperson of the GFA Normalization Committee, Dan Kwaku Yeaboah has hinted that the Dr Kofi Amoah-led committee is unlikely to leave office by September 30 at their mandate stipulates.

According to Kwaku Yeboah who tendered in his resignation last Friday, the enormity of the work left for the Committee to do makes it next to impossible that they will finish everything and hand over power to a new and permanent President and Executives.

Speaking on Accra based Peace FM where he works as Head of Sports, Kwaku Yeboah said “I doubt whether the Normalization Committee can leave office by the end of September as congress has not yet adopted the new statutes. The committee is expected to organize elections throughout the entire country, from the district to the regional levels before finally organizing the national elections to elect new executives and a new FA President. If by now we don’t know when all these will be done then I don’t see how the committee will finish its work by September 30,” he said.

In a move that many have described as jumping a sinking ship, Kwaku Yeboah on Friday, August 30 notified the committee of his decision to withdraw his services as spokesperson of the organization with just few weeks left for the committee to complete its works. 

Even before the committee comes out to confirm receipt and acceptance of the letter, the ace broadcaster is already casting aspersions and insinuations at the members and also questioning their competence. 

Dan K. Yeboah, who according to speculations was forced on the committee by the government endured a torrid time as the mouthpiece of the organization as he was most of the time left in the dark over key decisions made by the committee. 
It has been widely reported that despite being the official spokesperson, the committee always bypassed him and entrusted communication duties into the hands of another journalist who was their initial preference.
As he leaves his post, the former GJA Sports Journalist of the Year has aimed a dig at Kofi Amoah and his cohorts. 

Speaking for the time on his resignation, Kwaku Yeboah said “If you are able to jump from accident-bound vehicle, you don’t get injured when the car finally falls into a pit. When you look at the intentions of President Akufo-Addo, the support and goodwill received by the committee from Ghanaians and you look what going on now, you should see a deviation from the original plan. I will speak out at the right time but a lot has changed from the initial plan.”

“We criticized the former administration but this is not the kind of leadership we bargained for in all honesty. People ask why I did not resign earlier but I will say it is better late than never”, he said on Peace FM.