The President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Mr. Kurt Okraku, has paid a courtesy call on the Comptroller-General of Immigration (CGI), Mr. Kwame Asuah Takyi at the Serviceâ€™s National Headquarters in Accra.
The visit was to seek the continuous support of the CGI in the development of Ghanaâ€™s football, enhance the existing relationship between the GFA and the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS), and to strategize for the future.
Mr. Takyi who served on the Judicial Committee of the GFA for more than 15 years, enumerated the immense benefits the country has enjoyed from football, and said, it needed the necessary support for it to experience the exponential growth Ghanaians had yearn for over the years.
He also touched on the contribution of GIS to womenâ€™s football in the country, citing the Immigration Ladies football team, as an example. â€œThe continuous participation of our ladies team in the womenâ€™s league and the national teams have not only been impressive but also phenomenal. We will continue to support them as well as contribute to the development of Ghanaâ€™s football,â€™ he assured the GFA President.
â€œI am ever ready to assist or play any role you deem fit and the GIS will also continue to provide the necessary services to the GFA to help make the game enjoyable,â€ he said.
The GFA President, Mr. Kurt Okraku extolled the CGI for his contribution to the GFA and the development of Ghanaâ€™s football, citing the role the CGI played as a member of the security committee when Ghana hosted the 2008 African Cup of Nations.
He took the opportunity to solicit for CGIâ€™s support. The GFA President was accompanied by the Chairman of the Western Regional Football Association, Mr. Simon Ehomeh, Head of Marketing of GFA, Mr. Jamel Maraby and a member of the Executive Council of GFA, Mr. Anim Addo.
GFA President, Mr. Kurt Okraku (1st Right), interacting with the Comptroller-General of Immigration, Mr. Kwame Asuah Takyi (middle). Looking on is the Chairman of Western Regional Football Association, Mr. Simon Ehomeh
Source: Ghana Immigration Service