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President John Dramani Mahama’s meeting with fisherfolk in the Western Region on Tuesday, was disrupted for a few minutes after the auditorium the event was being held experienced a power outage.

The event, which forms part of the President’s ‘Accounting to the people’ tour, was taking place at the GNAT Hall at Fijai in Takoradi.

President Mahama in his recent state of the nation address told Ghanaians he had overcome the power crisis as he promised. The claim has been contested by some energy analysts who say a lot more needs to be done to sustain regular and uninterrupted power supply.

Citi News’ Obrempong Yaw Ampofo reported that the event was halted around 5:45pm, when the lights went off as the President was addressing the fisherfolk.

He reports that the power outage delayed the programme for some few minutes after which the lights were restored.

He said a bit of darkness filled the room whiles the public address systems were affected.

“The President had to quietly go back to his seat while they worked at restoring the lights,” he added.

Fisherfolk angry over cost of outboard motors

Obrempong noted that prior to the power outage, the fisher-folk complained bitterly about the cost of outboard motors being distributed to them at a subsidized price by government.

According to them, although over thousands of the equipment had been made available to them, they in the Western Region are without it because they cannot afford.

President Mahama was accompanied by the Minister for Fisheries, Sherry Ayitey, the Minister of Communications, Dr. Omane Boamah, Deputy Minister of Roads and Highways, Isaac Adjei Mensah, as well as other government functionaries.

President Mahama had earlier commissioned a number of projects in the region and performed a ceremony to convert the Takoradi Polytechnic into a technical university.

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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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