Sefa Kayi rejects Normalisation Committee's appointment

Author: Beatrice Laryea
Kwame Sefa-Kayi

Kwame Sefa Kayi, ace broadcast journalist and host of Peace FM’s morning show, Kokrokoo has rejected his appointment as a member of the Normalisation Committee’s Communication and Promotions Committee.

In a letter addressed to the members of the Normalisation Committee, Mr Sefa Kayi noted that his approval was not sought before the announcement hence the decline.

“Sorry to burst your bubble; regretfully, I have to decline membership of this committee," the letter stated.

It continued “First of all I wasn't consulted in any way. I received a text message from Issah on Monday the 14th of January telling me about my nomination and a subsequent meeting the following day, he (Issah) didn't mention an inauguration; he said however, that he'd been trying to reach me for almost a week,”.

“I replied the following day when I saw the message and told him I was out of town so couldn't attend; I arrived in Accra on Tuesday evening only to receive congratulatory messages when I turned my phone on: I'm taken aback that for such an important assignment, my approval or otherwise wasn't discussed with me yet my name was put out there,” it read further.

"Secondly, I believe there are more knowledgeable and competent people in the field of sports and football journalism who when given the opportunity, can make more meaningful contributions to the way forward for the beautiful game. Kindly accept my apologies, thank you very much,” the letter ended.

The award-winning media personality becomes the second appointee to reject the duty in less than 48 hours after Kwame Ntow-Fiako turned down his appointmnent.

Other members of the Communication and Promotions Committee are Paul Adom Otchere (chairman), Ekow Asamah (vice chairman), Albert Sam (member), Ohene Brenyah (member) and Tamimu Issah (member).