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General News of Tuesday, 15 August 2017


Alhaji Asoma Banda ‘mad’ over death rumors

Businessman Alhaji Asoma Banda has laughed off rumours about his death indicating that it is very typical of some Ghanaians to "kill" people before their time.

There were reports in sections of the media on Monday August 14, 2017 that the former Member of Council of State is dead but his nephew Abu Banda, who spoke exclusively to, discounted the reports stating that the owner of the Antrak Group of Companies is alive and kicking.

Speaking with him later he said “it is normal for some people to pronounce you dead before God’s appointed time. It happened to prominent chiefs in this country so I do not see it as surprising. But let everyone know that I am not dead. I am alive”

The 84-year old entrepreneur, business magnate, philanthropist, role model and patriot, was born in June 1933 at Kintampo in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana.

Alhaji Asoma Abu Banda was destined to create employment and economic empowerment for many people worldwide. After his elementary education at Kintampo and Kumasi Government Boys respectively, he went on to receive Ordinary and Advanced Level certificate as well as diploma in Marketing/ Sales Management in London.

He later undertook several courses in Marketing, Management and Shipping to help him understand better and excel in the line of the profession he had chosen for himself.