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Police to setup special division to handle sports – GFA

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has disclosed plans are far advanced with the Ghana Police Service to setup a unit responsible for overseeing sporting activities.

According to the communique by the GFA, Commissioner of Police Maame Yaa Tiwas Addo-Danquah, Director General of the Ghana Police Service has signed a letter addressed to the GFA on the possibility of setting up the unit.

The Police letter addressed to President of the GFA, Mr. Kurt E.S Okraku had the statement below according to the GFA.

“The proposed formation of a Special Unit in the Police Service to handle sports-related issues is a laudable idea and under consideration,” the letter read.

Again the GFA says the news comes as a welcoming one for the association.

“The development comes as pleasant news for the hierarchy of the Ghana Football Association.

“The need for this Sports Policing Unit is a request made by President Kurt E.S Okraku on March 04, 2020, when he led a GFA delegation to call on the Inspector General of Police (IGP), James Oppong-Boanuh.

“The courtesy call saw the GFA delegation and the IGP discuss among other things, strategies for the future and to build on the existing relationship between the Ghana Football Association and the Police Service.

“Ghana Police, provides various types of services to the GFA in areas not limited to stadium policing, escort duties and crowd control, while some senior officials serve on specialized GFA committees” -GFA COMMUNICATIONS.

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