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General News of Wednesday, 17 April 2019


Asantehene commends Vodafone for appointment of Ghanaian CEO

Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II

The Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has commended Vodafone Ghana for the appointment of a Ghanaian Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to steer the affairs of the company.

Vodafone Ghana last month announced that Mrs Patricia Obo-Nai, the Director of Customer Operations and Fixed Business, would replace Ms Yolanda Cuba as Chief Executive, with effect from April 1, 2019.

A statement from the Communications Department of Vodafone Ghana explained that Ms Cuba had to return to her former role as the Chief Strategy Officer of Vodacom South Africa, after having completed her three-year assignment in Ghana.

According to the statement, Otumfuo said: “It is satisfying that we finally have a Ghanaian CEO at the helm of Vodafone Ghana. I commend you for this achievement and I’m confident that she will be given the needed support to succeed and build on the legacy of Yolanda by taking the company to greater heights”.

The statement quoted him as saying this when the management of the company paid a courtesy call on him to introduce the new CEO to him.

The team was led by Dr Kobina Quansah, the Board Chairman; Mr Gayheart Mensah, the External Affairs Director; and Mrs Ashiokai Akrong, the Human Resources Director.

Mrs Obo-Nai, according to the statement said: “I want to first of all, congratulate Nana on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of his coronation. I also commend him for his unparalleled contribution and leadership in the economic and social development of this region”.

“Finally, I want to assure all our customers that we will continue to remain a leader in innovation and creativity in the industry, whilst ensuring that their technological future is exciting.”

The statement disclosed that the visit was also to update Otumfuo on the upcoming Asantehene Golf Open Championship, for which Vodafone is the headline sponsor.

“This year’s tournament, which begins on May 8, 2019, is expected to assume another dimension of prominence as it coincides with the 20th anniversary of the coronation of the great monarch,” the statement said.

The team also donated a cheque for GH¢50,000.00 for the celebration of Otumfuo’s coronation.

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