The Daily Dispatch – Prez should question Ken Ofori Atta& Afriyie Akoto

…On McDan’s GH₵10m ADB loan & COCOBOD contract – Minority.

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Minority in Parliament, has asked President Nana Akufo Addo to as a matter of urgency, ask two Senior Ministers of State to explain alleged improper behavior.

At a press conference in Accra yesterday, the Minority wondered how the Minister of Finance, Mr Ken Ofori Attah would approve a loan of GH₵10.45 million from the agricultural development bank (ADB) to MacDan shipping company ltd.

This was at a time the ADB’s Board of Directors was not in place, as per the case for companies listed on the Stock Exchange.

Mr Ofori Attah’s letter is scanned on this page.  They also wondered whether the contract from COCOBOD worth GH₵10.46 million was done through the Public Procurement Authority (PPA) even if it was sole sourced.

COCOBOD is now under the Ministry of Agriculture and the Minority would want the Minister of Agriculture, Dr Afriyie Akoto be questioned.

Ecobank Ghana sacks 181 staff members

Ecobank Ghana has disengaged 181 outsourced staff as it continues to expand on its digital agenda which seeks to place banking in the hands of its clients.

With effect from 4th September 2017, the staffs, including front and back office branch executives and other departments spread across the country were asked to go home.

The move will culminate in the reduction of its branches across the country from 77 to 67 to ensure efficiency is high, and serve customers better.

In an interview with Rev. Patricia Sappor, Head of Corporate Communications at Ecobank, Ghana and Anglophone West Africa (AWA) she explained that all permanent staff of the bank are still at work.

We have disengaged some of our outsourced staff due to most of the clients moving into our digital platforms.

We have our Master-pas QR which makes prompt payment possible, POS, ATMS, the Ecobank App and internet banking she said.

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