Ghana Football Association (GFA) presidential hopeful, Ms Amanda Clinton, has called on the delegates to vote for her – the only woman among five male contestants – since, according to her, female leaders are known to be professional achievers who do not engage in corruption.
Ms Clinton, the first-ever female GFA presidential candidate, said if elected, she will rebrand the GFA and make it a global powerhouse with a strong financial position to implement development reforms.
She said she is not deterred by the strong male representation in the contest, since, according to her, women are able to perform such high-function roles better.
Ms Clinton, a former counsel for the GFA, told Yaw Ofosu Larbi on TV3’s New Day that: “People are a bit fixated that I am female … I wouldn’t want to take away from the fact that I am female but at the end of the day, women are more noted for actually doing the work, and going out there and not wanting to be associated with something corrupt, so, they don’t employ corrupt tactics, etc.”
Ms Clinton’s manifesto focuses on “more investments, more impact and more oversight” and she explains that FIFA’s three cardinal points for development centre around these themes.
She is hoping to implement a servant-leadership style and localise “something that works very well on a higher level”, adding: “FIFA has billions of dollars being pumped in and it filters down”.
The lawyer said she wants to domesticate such a module to have strategic management, organisational planning and engagement with the corporate sector in Ghana to have adequate revenue for the efficient running of the association with utmost transparency.
Ms Clinton said she wants to embark on impactful things within the first 100 days of being in the office if elected as GFA President, with the implementation of signature programmes “which will focus on making the fringe the main, in terms of women, juvenile [and] indoor football”.
She also plans a zero-tolerance for corruption policy which includes the publication of expenditure on GFA’s website “if there is money for anything” and “there will be updates on how it was spent down to a pesewa”.
Below is her full manifesto to transform the GFA:
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