#GFAElections2019: Normalization Committee discriminating against male aspirants

With a little over a month to the elections of Executive Council Members and a new President for the Ghana Football Association, the Normalization Committee are showing signs of favouratism and nepotism towards female aspirants.

Following the announcement of the road map for the elections slated for 24th and 25th of October, the NC has tilted towards female aspirants, charging them skimpy nomination fees while their male counterparts pay 5 times what the females are to pay.

In a release by the Ghana FA Normalization Committee outlining the guidelines for the elections, Presidential Aspirants will pay Ȼ5,000 as nomination fees.

Regional FA Chairperson and Executive Council Aspirants shall pay Ȼ2500 while Female Aspirants pay just Ȼ1000 as their nomination fees.

Even though the release of the NC is silent on which specific category will demand Female Aspirants paying the Ȼ1000, footballmadeinghana.com understands that it is limited to females who will be interested in slots on the Executive Council.

The development has been met with eye-popping reactions from the football family with many questioning the rationale for such decision.

While many argue that the NC is discriminating against the male counterparts who are paying Ȼ2500, others believe the nomination fees will reduce the confidence in the females to be active in decision making on the ExCo.

With the females set to be treated equally on the Executive Council with their male counterparts, it still remains strange that the NC is discriminating against the men even at the stage.

Despite the call for equity, the NC look to have put the male aspirants at a disadvantage, giving the females miles of merits.

FootballMadeInGhana.com understands that delegates are set to draw the attention of the NC to this provision and get it reviewed immediately before the main election period.

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