The GFF Board must ex­plain why after 5 months they can­not ac­count for the non-com­ple­tion of fi­nan­cial state­ments

Stabroek News - - REGIONAL NEWS -

Dear Editor,

Con­grat­u­la­tions to the Guyana Foot­ball Fed­er­a­tion (GFF) for the good work of start­ing con­struc­tion of the foot­ball fa­cil­ity at Prov­i­dence. The fu­ture of foot­ball looks bright. How­ever, of great con­cern to me is an article I read in the Stabroek News on Oc­to­ber 6 cap­tioned ‘Qual­i­fied opin­ion is­sued on GFF 2016 ac­counts’. Be­sides the se­ri­ous al­le­ga­tions of fi­nan­cial mis­man­age­ment ac­cord­ing to the qual­i­fied opin­ion of the au­di­tors, and the fact that no fi­nan­cial state­ments were pre­sented to the Guyana Foot­ball Fed­er­a­tion’s Con­gress (its high­est de­ci­sion-mak­ing body) for 2016, a gross vi­o­la­tion of the GFF con­sti­tu­tion and pos­si­bly the Companies Act of Guyana, the GFF Board must ex­plain to its mem­bers and the pub­lic why after five months there has been no ac­count given for the non-com­ple­tion of the fi­nan­cial state­ments and also why the or­ga­ni­za­tion has had five dif­fer­ent Gen­eral Sec­re­taries (equiv­a­lent to a CEO) and five dif­fer­ent Fi­nance Direc­tors in less than two years. Those oc­cur­rences cer­tainly do not shout fi­nan­cial and ad­min­is­tra­tive best prac­tices. The mem­bers of the GFF de­serve ad­e­quate an­swers to these ques­tions. Yours faith­fully, Chamine Lovell

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