The Ghana Football Association has launched a charity wing called GFA Foundation with the aim of reaching out to the needy, giving back to society and focusing on the welfare of industry players.
The mission of the foundation is to positively impact the lives of people through the support of national and international development initiatives and goals.
Speaking at the unveiling ceremony on Tuesday in Accra, President of the GFA, Mr Kurt Edwin Simeon-Okraku stated that the foundation would serve as a vehicle to drive all GFA-related corporate social responsibilities including the welfare of industry players and attend to the needy in society.
He stated that the need for football was to be used as a tool for development, and the impact on society provides an amazing way to bring people together.
“At the GFA, we believe that football should be used as a powerful tool for development. The Ghana Football Association now maintains that for the ultimate goal of football development to be achieved, there should be deliberate, concerted and coordinated efforts in this regard.
“It is against this background that the Football Association is today establishing the GFA Foundation. We are doing this as a single purpose vehicle to drive all GFA-related Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR) initiatives in the country and beyond.
‘’The Ghana Football Association Foundation will be a social investment and sustainability management structure for our dear football association. The Foundation will have a tagline #GFACARES’’ he added.
Priscilla Nimako, ISD