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For close to 35 years, being a combat pilot in
the Ghana Air Force has been a ‘no go’ area
for ambitious young women who had the
desire to ply their trade in that sector of
the Ghana Armed Forces.

A female pilot, Selase Yayra Agbenyefia »
was hailed by President John
Mahama » after bringing down safely a
Ghana Airforce MH-17 helicopter which made
a precautionary landing at Apatrampa, a
suburb of Kumasi on Friday 9 July, 2015.
Squadron Leader Selase Yayra Agbenyefia, is
the first female military helicopter pilot not
only in Ghana but in the West Africa sub-
region in 48 years.

She was adjudged the best cadet in Rotary
Wing as well as in Academics and was
commissioned into the Ghana Air Force in
December 2001 Agbenyefia is the first military female pilot to have served with the United Nations when she served as a crew member with the Ghana Aviation Unit in La Cote D’lvoire from 2006 to 2010.

She is currently the Flight Commander of the
No. 3 Helicopter Squadron of the Ghana Air
Force Due to the bad weather, the helicopter MH-17 helicopter in which the first couple was
travelling was forced to make a “precautionary” landing.

President Mahama in a tweet congratulated
her, the Ghana Armed Forces and said “I feel
great pride for our armed forces. Great
intuition shown by our heli pilots. I feel so
proud. And at the controls was a woman.”

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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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