21st September, Georgetown: The Guyana Football Federation (GFF) is scheduled to commence the monthly Financial Assistance Programme to Regional Member Associations (M-FAP) in January 2018 as the Federation seeks to strengthen the RMA’s capacity to implement its programmes.
This was made known to the RMAs via correspondence dated September 13, 2017 and follows a decision taken at the GFF’s Ordinary Congress in May 2017 where it was decided that all RMAs will receive a monthly subvention of G$50,000.
According to the GFF’s president, Wayne Forde, the strengthening of good governance structures is key: “Under President Infantino,s leadership, strong emphasis is being placed on the overall Governance of Football globally. While it is also true that the stigma of a pervasive culture of endemic corruption, impropriety and unaccountability looms ominously over Guyana and the wider Football world, my Executive Committee is determined to demonstrate a clear departure from the practices of the past. I remain optimistic that Guyana can lead the rest of the CFU region by implementing with urgency the necessary Governance reforms which will in due course bolster the credibility of Football administration.”
To access the funds, the GFF has outlined a criteria which the RMAs must adhere to including:
- Members must hold monthly meetings (minutes to be submitted)
- Members must have an active bank account of which the Association’s President is one of the signatories
- Members must submit a monthly income and expense report with supporting documents
- Members must submit a monthly activity report
To assist this process, the secretariat provided reporting templates to enable uniformed reporting.
For more information, please contact:
Debra Francis (Ms.)
Communications and Public Relations Officer