The Second Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana Elsie Awadzi said the investigation will go beyond the administration of Unibank to ensure it corrects the wrong committed by the bank.
In an interview with Accra-based Citi FM, Elsie Awadzi said the investigation will go beyond the administration of Unibank to ensure it corrects the wrong committed by the bank.
“As part of the official administration of the bank we will get access to additional information, we will get access to facts and figures, we will get access to documents, we will get access to far more information than is available to us now. On the basis of any such information we obtain, we will see what the options are for addressing and correcting what has happened in the past. We will involve any other authorities that need to be involved in order to address this issue.”
On Tuesday, March 20, 2018, the Governor of the Bank of Ghana Dr Ernest Addison announced that it the BoG has appointed an administrator, KPMG, to manage indigenous bank uniBank.
He said that ”UniBank persistently maintained a capital adequacy ratio (CAR) below zero (currently negative 24%), making it technically insolvent. This contravened the 10% minimum CAR required.”
KPMG will be responsible for safeguarding the assets of the bank, securing depositors funds and saving the bank as well as contributing to the overall stability of the financial system.
According to a statement from KPMG “the powers, functions and responsibilities of the shareholders, directors and key management are suspended with the appointment of the official administrator.”
KPMG further stated that business operations of the bank will resume Wednesday 21st March 2018 at 12 noon at all branches will from Thursday 22nd March the bank will open for business at the normal operating hours.