Tigo, Vodafone CEOs mourn with Ashanti Kingdom
By Nana Appiah Acquaye, Accra, Ghana
As the great Ashanti Kingdom prepares for the final burial rites of its late Queen mother, Asantehemaa, Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem, Chief Executive Officers of Ghana’s leading network communication companies including Vodafone Ghana’s CEO, Yolanda Zoleka and Roshi Motman, CEO for Tigo Ghana, joined both local and international dignitaries to pay their final respects to the late queen mother who has been lying in state for the past three days and also mourn with the King, His Majesty (HM) Otumfuo Nana Osei Tutu II and the entire Ashanteman.
Both female CEOs, who were dressed in splendid black traditional attire, led their respective delegations to sign the book of condolence and also pay homage to His Majesty the King before filing past the body of the late Queen mother.
Vodafone Ghana’s CEO, Yolanda Zoleka Cuba arrived at Manhyia Palace in the company of Director of External Affairs and Legal, Vodafone Ghana, Gayheart Mensah, Director of External Affairs and Legal and Angela Mensah-Poku, Head of Vodafone Business Solutions.
Roshi Motman, CEO for Tigo Ghana was also accompanied by Mrs Gifty Osei-Boakye Bingley, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, Chief Business Officer, Stephen Essien's and Amir Abdelazim, Chief Technology and Information Officer.
The Ashanti Kingdom with Kumasi as it capital is the second capital city of Ghana and plays a crucial role in the operations of network companies in Ghana.
The thirteenth queen mother of the Kingdom passed way peacefully at her palace on Monday November 14, 2016. Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II has been the pillar of strength and a source of wisdom behind the transformational reign of His Majesty Otumfour Osei Tutu II."
Ghana’s President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, former President Jerry John Rawlings, Agyekum Kufuor, John Mahama and other dignitaries were present to commiserate with Otumfuo.