Staff of the National Sports Authority (NSA) have accused Dr Kofi Amoah, the President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Normalisation Committee and sports consultant, Rex Danquah of initiating clandestine moves to privatise the management of national stadia .
The staff have subsequently declared Rex Danquah a persona non grata at all NSA facilities across the country and advised him to refrain from commenting on NSA-related matters.
The leadership of the board also issued a two-week ultimatum within which they expect the NSA Board to act on the petition.
"Hon. Board Chairman, let us at this stage also bring to the attention of the Board another self-acclaimed "messiah" or "Einstein" of sports in Ghana, Rex Danquah," the petition said.
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"This gentleman was also once a staff of the National Sports Council as the Estate Officer. He was sacked and since then he has made it his aim to run down the NSA on any given platform.
"His much-touted track record in stadia management or facility management is wobbling
far as stadium management is concerned".
When contacted Mr Rex Danquah declined to comment and said he was not interested in a rebuttal.
The staff described as a falsehood, recent pronouncements by Dr Amoah who alleged that furniture, as well as electronic gadgets at corporate boxes at the Accra Stadium, were stolen two weeks after AFCON 2008.
"It is no wonder that these two gentlemen (Rex Danquah and
"Essentially, what the NSA workers are saying is that they should use their so-called competence/wizardry for financial re-engineering to build their own sporting facilities like Marcel Desailly has done with the Lizzy Sports Complex and what other serious well-meaning Ghanaians are currently doing".
The staff also requested that the NSA Board chairman retrieves the site plan of the Accra Stadium which they say is in Mr Danquah's possession.
They also questioned the role of the Technical Advisor to the Sports Minister, Dr Owusu Ansah who they accuse of usurping the functions of the Technical Department of the NSA as stipulated in the Sports Act, 2016 (ACT 934).
"Per the Act, the NSA Technical Department is supposed to be the Technical wing of the MOYS that provides technical advice, guidance and inputs into the implementation of all sports policies, programmes and events formulated by the Sector Ministry.
"In an era where His Excellency, the President is advocating or championing the strengthening of State Institutions and not individual persons, the Appointment of
The petition was signed by the NSA’s Divisional Workers Union and Senior Staff Association chairmen and their secretaries.