After British-American actor and model Sam Sarpong died of an apparent suicide in October , his body is being laid to rest today (November 21). His friends, family and fans can all say goodbye at the public funeral, which is being held at Shepherd Church in Porter Ranch, California.
The Yo Mamma co-host’s family gave a statement to E! News to thank the public for their continued support: “We would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to each and every one of you who have reached out to us during this incredibly difficult time,” it reads. “Our hearts are broken, and we are struggling to come to terms with the untimely passing of our dear Sam. Your words of encouragement, prayers, and shared memories of Sam have been comforing for us, and we cannot thank you enough.”
After the funeral today, there will be a gathering at Burial Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills. Sam, who was a part of the BET family, died after jumping off a bridge in Pasadena, California. It is reported that he spent seven hours talking to the police before jumping.
BREAKING NEWS: BoG takes over Unibank
The Bank of Ghana has announced it has taken over the management of private bank, Unibank.
The Governor of the central bank explained at a press conference, the takeover is due to challenges facing the bank. He mentioned weak supervisory standards and weak operations as the cause of the challenges.
Ernest Addison said the bank, adjudged the 6thbest performing company in Ghana at the Ghana Club 100 awards in 2017, provided inaccurate data during the central bank’s effort to resolve the problems last year.
He assured depositors their money is safe, stressing “we are not liquidating the bank, we are saving it.”
The take-over comes weeks after Unibank announced it was taking over adb.
The top management of Unibank are Dr. Kwabena Duffuor II who is Chief Executive Officer, Ekow Nyarko Dadzie-Dennis Chief Operating Officer, Executive Director Owusu-Ansah Awere, Executive Clifford Duke Mettle, Director of Risk Management Kwesi Nkrumah Pimpah.
Photo: CEO Kwabena Duffour II was awarded the most enterprising young executive award in 2017.
The bank’s company secretary is Sylvia Assimeng-Archer, Executive Head of Treasury and Global Trade John Collins Arthur, Executive Head of Corporate Banking Elsie Dansoa Kyereh and Executive Head of Innovations and Business Execution Florence Ohene.
This executive management are expected to give way to new control, KPMG appointed by the central bank.
The bank was founded in 1997 by Kwabena Duffour who later became Finance minister under the Mills administration.
But after 20 years of private management, Kwabena Duffour who is a former Governor of the Bank of Ghana loses control of unibank to his former employers.
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