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October 12, 2017 7:36 PM UK bank apologises to Asantehene over diplomatic passport claim

The Ghana International Bank has admitted it erred with some claims it made against the Asantehene as part of its defense in a case before a UK employment tribunal. The Bank is in court defending why its dismissal of an official, Mark Frank Arthur over a transaction is justified. Mr Arthur had sued the Bank after he was dismissed for accepting to deposit 34

October 12, 2017 12:36 PM UK Tribunal decides fate of bank official over Asantehene’s £350,000 cash

In less than 24 hours, a UK employment tribunal will decide if an official of the Ghana International Bank was unfairly dismissed after he deposited £350,000 into Asantehene’s account. Mark Frank Arthur has been in court challenging his dismissal, claiming “wrongful dismissal, unfair dismissal and failure to protect a whistleblower.” UK-based ABN radio’s 41

October 12, 2017 10:14 AM Lands Minister calls on Paramount Chief of Osu

Nii Okwei Kinka Dowuona VI, the Paramount Chief of Osu and President of the Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs, has commended the government’s efforts to restore sanity into stool land administration. He said this would bring about peace, trust, respect and dignity, not only among stool land owners, but also cordiality between government, chiefs 18

October 12, 2017 2:41 AM Otumfuo's diplomatic passport had expired when he gave out £350,000

Mr Arthur was dismissed for allegedly failing to follow anti-money laundering rules and violating security policies, when he collected almost £200,000, as well as $200,000 in US currency in cash from the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, to deposit at the bank. Mr Arthur, who was an executive director of the bank, was also said to have transferred $200,000 on the instructions 62

October 11, 2017 11:06 PM One of Liberia's main parties calls for halt to election results

MONROVIA (Reuters) - One of Liberia’s leading political parties called for a halt in announcing the result of Tuesday’s presidential election, citing irregularities in the vote. The Liberty Party, whose candidate Charles Brumskine was considered a front-runner to take over from Nobel Peace Prize winner Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, said it would consider taking 43

October 11, 2017 11:01 PM City banker sacked after Uber trip with African king’s ransom

A bank executive has claimed that he was sacked after picking up £350,000 in cash from one of Africa’s wealthiest rulers and later taking an Uber taxi to deposit it. Mark Arthur, 55, an executive director at Ghana International Bank, said he had been asked to visit the home of Osei Tutu II, absolute ruler of the Ashanti kingdom in Ghana, where he was given 44

October 11, 2017 6:23 PM Ghana woos investors at IMF/World Bank Meetings

Source: Ghana| Myjoyonline | JoyBusiness Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta is urging global investors to put their money behind Ghana’s growing economic opportunities. He cites especially the Financial Services, Industry and Agriculture sectors as holding high prospects of safe investments and high returns in the coming years. The Finance Minister has been speaking 75

October 10, 2017 5:37 PM Allowance restored: Trainee Nurses lined up to say 'thank you' to Akufo-Addo

Trainee nurses were lined up to say thank you to the President, Nana Akufo-Addo for restoring their allowances scrapped by the previous government. The "thank you's" was supervised by the Health Minister, Kwaku Agyemang Manu at the launch of the restoration of the Nurses and Midwife Trainee Allowances at the Brong Ahafo Regional capital, Sunyani 109

October 10, 2017 5:11 PM “Watch out for Ghana Post” – MD

Accra, Oct. 10, GNA – Mr James Kwofi, the Acting Managing Director (MD), Ghana Post Company, has urged Ghanaians to watch out for a vibrant Ghana Post in the near future. He said the new Management of Ghana Post with the help of government was poised to bring about total transformation in the fortunes of the Company; adding that “obviously from 2018, you should 41

October 10, 2017 9:54 AM Ghana’s revenue mobilization challenges to dominate IMF/World Bank meeting

Source: Ghana| Myjoyonline | George Wiafe | JoyBusiness | Washington DC Challenges with revenue mobilization and its impact on Ghana’s programme with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will dominate some discussions as the Annual IMF-World Meetings opens in Washington DC. The Meetings have been described as the biggest gathering of Finance Ministers 40