The long walk of George Agyekum Grandfather Donkor to a second term at the head of the Bank for Investment and Community Development (BIDC) was to go through Praia. She may have stuck there forever. Come at mid-term, the Ghanaian has been trying for months to overturn the agreement reached in 2020 which had averted a diplomatic crisis between Senegal and Ghana.
At the opening of the governors’ meeting on October 27, he distributed a memo in which he pointed out the weaknesses of this arrangement. The Senegalese Head of State, Macky Sall, had accepted two years ago, under the pression of Nigeria and ECOWAS, that the presidency of the institution returns to Ghana, while its candidate had come first in the selection tests.
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But, in return, Dakar had obtained that the representative of Accra serve only one mandate and that the next head of EBID be one of its nationals. For George Donkor, this compromise does not respect the texts which govern the bank.