Former President Jerry John Rawlings on Saturday dawn smoked the peace pipe with the outgoing Mayor of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly Alfred Oko Vanderpuje after last Thursday’s snub on the red carpet.
Mr Rawlings pulled a matured stunt when he walked to the mayor now Member of Parliament-elect for Ablekuma South constituency to apologize for his actions to the admiration of members of the minority in 7th Parliament of the 4th republic who had just been sworn into office.
It is not clear what both discussed during their brief interaction, but they were seen beaming with smiles as members of the NDC who had just taken their oaths cheering the party’s founder for exhibiting such maturity.
It would be recalled that Mr Rawlings on Thursday morning prior to the President State of the Nations Address (SONA) subjected Mr Vanderpuje to an embarrassing spectacle while he tried to have a few words with him.
In a 13-second video that was captured prior to President Mahama’s State of the Nation Address to parliament, the mayor appeared to have greeted Mr Rawlings while he climbed the staircase to parliament house which he reluctantly responded.
Oko Vanderpuje later made another attempt to whisper something into the ear of the former president who at the time walking on the red carpet but he shoved him off with a sign literally meaning he was not interested in whatever he had to say.
The Member of Parliament-elect for Ablekuma South had no option but recoil in the ensuing embarrassing situation as the Mr Rawlings could be seen ascending the staircase with other dignitaries.
Many accused Mr Rawlings of not showing true statesmanship with his conduct only for him to exhibit that level of maturity this dawn
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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