Akufo-Addo to bank CEOs: Black Stars need your help

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The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, is seeking for support from chief executives of banks in the country for the Black Stars, as they prepare to participate in the 2022 African Cup of Nations.

At a breakfast meeting with CEOs of banks doing business in Ghana at the Jubilee House, Akufo-Addo said the Black Stars under the leadership of coach, C K Akonnor, is poised to make history after 40 years of trophy drought.

On Monday 26 April 2021, Akufo-Addo also met with CEOs of top companies doing business in Ghana to assist government in raising a total of $25,000,000 for the Black Stars.

The government is helping with US$10,000,000 support while relying on corporate Ghana to raise the remaining US$15,000,000 for the team to prepare for the AFCON and the World Cup.

“There is the national coach himself, C K Akonnor, supported very much by Sammy Kuffour, they are the young people spearheading our efforts. I think that if we are in a position to support them, I am very confident that they will bring back the golden fleece,” Akufo-Addo said.
Response

Mansa Nettey, chief executive of Standard Chartered Bank and also the president of the Ghana Association of Bankers, told the president they will consult with their respective boards before taking any decision.

“We understand the request but we are also requesting that given the short notice, we see that there are pledge forms in front of us but we will ask that we go back and consult our various boards, and principals and come back to you if that is ok. We are honoured and on behalf of my colleagues, we thank you for inviting us to this breakfast,” Nettey said.

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