The General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketia has said the fur coat he wore in Germany belongs to his wife. A picture of Nketia in the winter coat went viral in Ghana with many mocking him for wearing a woman’s coat. However speaking on Kumasi based radio station, Hello FM, Mr. Nketia also known as General Mosquito said he does not care about the mockery over his fashion faux pas as he was on a business trip not a fashion show.
He further stated that he would have rather been agitated if he had been accused of buying expensive things with state funds. “If they had said that I had embezzled state funds and had gone to Oxford street and others , buying expensive things, I would have been ashamed..”
“Ghanaians should keep on talking if they think my decision to wear my wife’s winter coat was a bad thing”
Asiedu Nketia said he is unperturbed by the criticism since no “white man” alerted him that what he was “wearing was for a woman”
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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