Deputy Minister for Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Abla Dzifa Gomashie earlier this week led a delegation of personalities from the country’s creative arts industry to pay a visit to victims of last Wednesday’s floods and fire disasters.
The delegation, made up musicians and actors, were at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital and the 37 Military Hospital to visit victims who were receiving treatment there.
The visit, turned into one of sorrow as several entertainment personalities, notably Irene Opare, Kalsoume Sinare and Philipa Baafi, could not hold back their tears in the sight of the victims on admission.
Notable celebrities who were part of the delegation, which numbered about 100, included, Selassie Ibrahim, Nii Odoi Mensah, Roselyn Ngissah, Celestine Donkor, Bill Asamoah, Kwame Dzokoto, Ayitey Powers, Bukom Banku, Pascaline Edward, Akorfa Ejeanie Asiedu, Barima Sydney, Edinam Atakye, Funny Face, Bice Osei Kuffour (Obour), Bernard Amankwa, and Ekow Smith Asante.
Abla Dzifa Gomashie explained that the aim of the visit was to sympathize with the victims and also thank the doctors for the tirless efforts they are putting in to save lives.
“We are here to commiserate with them and to wish them well and to applaud you all for what you are doing for Mother Ghana and to tell them that they are in our thoughts and our prayers. So that’s why we came, we would be visiting a few more people and then talk to the leadership of the hospital. Thank you so much for what you are doing,” the Deputy Minister said.
Selassie Ibrahim, on behalf of the delegation, donated an undisclosed amount of money and assorted items to support the treatment of the victims on admission.
Their donation is coming at a time that country’s entertainment personalities have been called upon to use their influence to mobilise support for the affected.
Some Ghanaian musicians will also be staging a concert to raise funds to support victims of the floods and fire disasters.
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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