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12-Feb-2018  
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“I saw stories in the press, we all saw stories in the press which seem to think that the only reason she’s being considered for a position is that she’s my wife; that’s an insult to an extremely brilliant woman who’s been to school… she has a BA from Legon, she has an MBA, ACCA, she’s the Managing Director of Ecobank, Gambia,” respected private legal practitioner Ace Anan Ankomah has stated in response to reports suggesting that his spouse is being considered for the position of the Second Deputy Governor of the Central Bank in Ghana.

Earlier reports by some online news portals indicated that wife of the convener of OccupyGhana, Mrs Josephine Anan Ankomah was in pole position to replace the recently resigned Bank of Ghana Second Deputy Governor Johnson Asiamah.

In an interview with Kwabena Kyenkyenhene Boateng on ‘21 Minutes with KKB,’ Mr. Ankomah strongly opposed assertions speculating that his wife was being considered for the role because of affiliations to him.

“…she’s a woman who’s established herself in her own right. She’s entitled to be considered as that and not as a mere appendage to me. I think I’m probably the appendage to her… because when I go to Banjul I’m Mrs. Ankomah’s husband”, he noted.

Asked what his perspective was regarding the unending reports linking his wife to the BoG post and whether she would take the offer, he discarded them noting it was subjective to the decision of the appointment committee as well as Mrs. Josephine Anan Ankomah.

On further probe however, Ace Ankomah cautioned that given the opportunity, his wife would be paying a steep price in considering the political position since she was barely 10 years away from a good retirement having worked at her current place virtually all her working life.

“You work in a place for your whole working life, maybe 10 years to retirement and you can see the retirement ahead of you that if you remain at that position, your retirement may be good. And then you decide 10 years before the time to quit that comfort zone and get into a position that’s literally political. So you’re forgoing literally all you’ve worked for and nailing your flag to the mast of a system that is political; you can be removed tomorrow...”

Currently serving as the Managing Director of Ecobank, Gambia, Josephine Anan Ankomah, the wife of popular lawyer Ace Anan Ankomah has a rich experience in the banking sector with more than 20 years under her belt.


Background

The B&FT reported that Mrs Anan Ankomah is set to replace Dr. Johnson P. Asiama, who resigned from the position on his own accord.

Dr. Asiama was appointed as Deputy Governor of the Central Bank by the erstwhile John Mahama-led administration.

However, the astute economist reportedly tendered in his resignation from the post on the last working day of 2017.

Reports from certain quarters suggest that Dr. Asiama’s resignation was fuelled by moves by the ruling government to oust him from office after he was initially asked to take a mandatory 10-day leave towards the end of last year.


 


 
 
Source: ghanaweb.com
 
 

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Name: NANA AMA
How has she been able to live with this silly man all these years? He is too annoying and I cant stand him. Wow, he has to put down those bottles, the alcohol is messing him up lately.And he has too much time on his hands doing nothing.Lazy ***barred word*** man, go get a job just like your wife is doing to stay busy. ***barred word*** MAN...
 
Name: DR RED HOT
Ace, you are becoming a laughing stock, just ***barred word*** and stop doubling down on your ***barred word***. Not everything you have to respond.
 
Name: Seth
Repository of knowledge. Please enjoy the spoils of victory eeh. Occupy Ghana hahahahaha
 
Name: dada
what knowledge has he got? he can only talk and nothing much.
 
Name: emmanuel spencer
you talk too much appointment has been made already, so .let the issue rest
 
Name: Ao Ace
Please super glue your mouth small. Haba. Did you create knowledge? ho
 
Name: Nana
Hi Ace, I'm not sure if you read some of these comments but if you do then I think you may have to tone down on some of these interviews and responding to every question/talk that comes up. In fact, you may be losing some of your secret admirers like me. I think Ace Ankomah is above these social media 'small small' boys discourse and conversation.
 
Name: yao
Master, do you have to respond to everything you don't agree with? You seem to be talking too much of late. There are a lot of better qualified people than your wife. What power is propelling you. Better keep quiet and stop exposing yourself please.
 
Name: SHARON
maybe she was.....until her husband started to talk too much!
 
Name: Don Biko
This interview is irrelevant. Or it's a gimmick to canvass for support for her appointment? Even appointment of the governor isn't given so much hype with interviews and publicity and all that. This is preposterous. Having MBA or ACCA doesn't,qualify you to a governorship post. Central banks are not businesses you run for profit. Their business is about businesses: the business of banking regulations to ensure fair play and macroeconomic stability. So yes,she has solid credentials to run a business but may be a bad fit for a governorship post which leans heavily towards regulatory compliance and less about improving the bottom line. And we know executives do all sorts of things to grow their top line and bottom lines.
 



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