A scheduled outreach meeting by Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur in the Klottey Korle constituency came to an abrupt end when supporters of incumbent Member of Parliament and parliamentary candidate elect of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) clashed at the event.
The event, according to reports was held to broker peace between the two candidates, Nii Armah Ashietey and Dr. Zenator Rawlings.
The MP is currently in court challenging the eligibility of the daughter of ex-president Jerry Rawlings. He claimed Dr. Zenator Rawlings is not a registered voter which automatically disqualifies her from the race base on the NDC’s rules and Regulations for the primaries.
Nii Armah Ashietey is therefore praying the court to restrain Dr Rawlings from holding herself out as Parliamentary candidate elect for the NDC.
But the move to unite the two factions by the vice president was thwarted when supporters of Dr. Rawlings decorated the event venue with her banner.
Supporters of the incumbent MP in the presence of the vice president, according to sources, vowed not to allow the programme to start until the banner of Dr. Zenator Rawlings is removed.
Constituency executives were forced to call off the programme which was graced by the vice president when the issued turned violent and led to some scuffle between supporters of the two.
Mr. Amissah-Arthur, the source said, had to clandestinely leave the venue to avoid being attacked by the irate supporters.
Constituency treasure, Justice Tetteh confirmed this unfortunate incident to Adom News Tuesday.
He however noted that, the executives managed to bring the issue under control when tempers went high.
“The supporters were fighting over Zenator’s banner but nothing serious happened like is being exaggerated in the media. We were able to bring the situation under control” he added.
Justice Tetteh said they had to postpone the outreach programme to enable them settle the issue amicably ahead of the November 7 elections.
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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