GSE clarifies involvement of Managing Director in political campaign

Abena Amoah, MD-GSE

The Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) issued a statement denying the involvement of its Managing Director, Abena Amoah, in a political campaign manifesto committee.

The clarification comes after a press release circulated on February 22, 2024, claimed that Ms. Amoah was named as Co-Chair of the Committee on the Economy for the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
The GSE emphasised that the ‘Ms. Abena Amoah’ mentioned in the press release is not their Managing Director and that she was not approached or involved in the committee in any way.

“The attention of the Ghana Stock Exchange has been drawn to a press release dated February 22, 2024, with reference number 022-DMB-2024 and signed by Dennis Miracles Aboagye, Director of Communications of ‘Bawumia For President 2024’,” the GSE said in its statement.

“We wish to state categorically that the named Ms. Abena Amoah on the list is NOT Ms. Abena Amoah, Managing Director of the Ghana Stock Exchange. Our Ms. Amoah has not been approached or had any discussion or agreement on the subject matter with the Campaign Team,” it added.

The GSE reiterated its commitment to remaining apolitical and focused on its core mandate of providing a robust platform for raising capital and investment for Ghana’s economic development.
“We remain focused on delivering on our mandate of providing a robust platform for raising capital and investment for economic prosperity to all Ghanaians and our international stakeholders,” the statement concluded.

The development is bound to reignite the conversation around misinformation leading up to the December 2024 General Elections.

NPP Team

The NPP last week officially announced the composition of its campaign team for the upcoming 2024 presidential election, with Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, the current Vice President, leading the charge.

Key Figures in the Campaign Team

Campaign Chairman: Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia himself will oversee the entire campaign through the coordinating committee.

Campaign Advisory Committee: This high-level body boasts experienced figures like former Presidents John Agyekum Kufuor and Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, alongside prominent party members and respected national figures.

Campaign Operations: Justin Kodua Frimpong takes the helm as Director, supported by Henry Nana Boakye as his Deputy.

Campaign Chairman and Strategist: Hon Dan Botwe leads this crucial unit, assisted by Frederick Oware and Nana Akomea as Deputy Chairmen.
Campaign Management: Hon. Frederick Opare Ansah serves as the Campaign Manager, with a team of deputies overseeing specific areas like research, administration, parliamentary, and presidential campaigns.

Electoral Affairs: Veteran politician Peter Mac Manu takes charge of this department.
Senior Campaign Aides: A diverse group of experienced individuals like Ing. Kwabena Agyei Agyepong, Mr. John Boadu, and Dr. Nyame Baafi will provide strategic support and guidance.

Campaign Coordinators: Dedicated coordinators like Hon Joseph Cudjoe (Identifiable Groups) and Hon. Dominic Nitiwul (Northern Zone) will focus on mobilizing specific segments of the electorate.
Spokesperson for the Presidential Candidate: Dr. Gideon Boako will be the official voice of Dr.

Bawumia’s campaign

Campaign Communications Directorate: Dennis Edward Miracles Aboagye leads the communications team, supported by deputies and a social media coordinator.

Research Directorate: Dr. Isaac Owusu Mensah will head the research unit, responsible for gathering and analyzing data to inform campaign strategies.
Finance and Fund-Raising: Dr. Alolo Mutaka will manage the financial aspects of the campaign.
Legal Directorate: Frank Davies chairs the legal team, ensuring compliance with electoral regulations and addressing any legal challenges.

Diplomatic Liaison: Ambassador Edward Boateng will handle diplomatic relations and international engagement during the campaign.

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