Class One Referee Ishmael Sackey. Hauls Central Region RAG Before The DC Featured

30 Apr 2018
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A teacher of Ekumfi T. I Ahmadiyya SHS Ishmael Sackey who doubles as a member of Referees Association of Ghana has summoned the Central Regional Referees Association of Ghana before the Winneba High Court of Justice. Information intercepted by www. indicates that pursuant to the provisions of the constitution of the Association, all officers of the Association are to hold office for a period of four years of which article 20 of the same constitution talks about and that the quadrennial conference should be organised not later than three(3) months after the national quadrennial conference. Meanwhile the national quadrennial conference was held from November 24 -26 , 2017 but nothing like their regional version still pops up. In so doing the 3 months has long lapsed and the regional quadrennial conference has not been held, meaning that the four years mandate of the current central regional executives have lapsed. Under article 20(b) of the Association constitution,the date of the organisation of such regional conference during which regional officers are elected shall be fixed by the national conference and shall be complied with by the regional branch of the association. The national quadrennial conference which was held on 24th to 26th of November 2017 at Cape Coast fixed 20th day of January 2018 for central region to hold it's regional conference but before the central region could hold the conference,the national executives body of the association per the general secretary wrote to the region to suspend the conference. According to referee Ishmael Sackey, "the order from General Secretary is in breach of the Association Constitution and therefore invalid. To the best of my knowledge,the national officers of the Association have also appointed three(3) auditors to audit the Central regional account of the Association which is contrary to article 33 and 20 of the constitution. The constitution is explicit on who to audit the account of the association. Under article 33 two persons would be elected at the quadrennial conference as auditors who would also hold office for four(4) years at a time". The plaintiff petition plays for the following reliefs: 1.The national officers should allow the central regional branch to hold it's quadrennial conference within two weeks after receipt of the petition. 2. One week after receipt of petition,the Association should fix a date for the central regional conference to hold it quadrennial conference within two weeks after receipt of the petition. 3.The attempt by the national executives to appoint auditors from national to audit the Central regional account is invalid and must be stop. STORY FILED BY: ABEIKU SIKANI
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