We have done a good job with payments of officials- Kurt Okraku

Published on: 12 April 2021

GFA President, Kurt Okraku, has stated that his administration has done well with the payment of officials this season.

The governing body employed a periodic system of payments for referees, cameramen and others. However, reports have indicated that there has been a struggle.

Okraku addressed those reports and highlighted the achievement of his administration despite the existence of COVID-19.

“The issue we have has to do with regular flow of money. That is what we are concerned about,” he told Joy FM.

When asked about the payments of cameramen in the Division One League, he said: “I can’t answer when and how money will be paid. When we speak about management of the Premier League or Division One League and when we speak about the costs, it doesn’t only involve cameramen.”

“We talk about payments to referees, payments to Venue Media Officers, cameramen, security operatives, etc. What we started doing was to pay everybody in batches. We started with the first five games. We are done with the next set which is the next five games and the third batch will also be paid.”

“If you speak to the main actors, perhaps this is the best they had since they started working as match officials in the various leagues. Our end vision is to ensure that money is paid on weekly basis and we will continue to work on that. We have paid for the first five and are done with the second five. All of them should be receiving money at this time,” he added.