Presiding judge, Sophia Akuffo, handed a 4-month sentence to the two panelists, and the host of the ‘Pampamso’ show, Salifu Maase, alias Mugabe. The three were also fined Ghc,10,000. Failure to pay the amount according to the Court, will attract another one-month prison term. She had this to say before handing down the sentences.
The two panelists willfully attacked the Chief Justice and lowered the authority of the court by insisting that they will not accept its judgment on a controversial matter of the voter’s register. They also callously reminded the court of the gruesome murder of three High Court judges more than 30 years ago.
There is an element of criminality in their utterances which the Attorney-General should have noticed and acted upon. There are constitutional provisions that establish the independence of the judiciary and that even the President cannot control judges. The court is deserving of utmost respect if the country’s democracy is to be safeguarded. Any conduct that seeks to interfere with the judiciary is an act against the community.
The four directors of the were also fined Ghc30,000, and were asked to come out with a payment plan. They were also to provide measures they would put in place to prevent such inflammatory comments on the radio station.
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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