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Shareholders Of uniBank Condemn Leak Of 'Biased' KPMG Report And Demand BOG Provides Them An Official Copy To Adequately Respond To

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The shareholders of uniBank Ghana Limited have issued a statement condemning the leak of the KPMG report upon which the Bank of Ghana took the decision to collapse their bank when they themselves have not been served with a copy despite repeated requests.
The shareholders convey their anger and disappointment at not being given the chance to defend themselves by receiving a copy of the report but are now being tried in the court of public opinion due to the leak.
In the statment, they also note that KPMG themselves admitted their report is not a complete and thorough look at the state of uniBank since they did not verify all the information received.
“It is unacceptable for the Bank of Ghana and KPMG to deny Shareholders access to the report, even as material in the report has been widely disseminated to discredit uniBank and instigate public contempt and opprobrium against uniBank.
“No opportunity has been provided to the Shareholders of uniBank to respond to any purported findings of KPMG and yet they are being tried by the court of public opinion without the full facts of the case,” the statement said.
The closure of uniBank by the Bank of Ghana has been fraught with irregularities and inconsistencies when put against the closure of other banks, including the fact that uniBank was no offered no bailout, the BOG refused commonsense solution offered by the bank to save its situation and worst of all – the closure was based on a self admittedly flawed report authored by KPMG.

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Read the full statement below…
The Shareholders of uniBank observe with great concern that a report purporting to be the KPMG Report on the Financial Condition and Future Prospects of uniBank Ghana is being disseminated in the media, even though on the 13th of August 2018, the Shareholders received a letter from the Secretary of the Bank of Ghana, stating that the Bank “is unable, at this time, to make available to you a copy of the Official Administrator’s Report on the bank”. No reason was assigned for the refusal to provide the report which the Shareholders had requested in a letter dated the 3rd of August 2018.
It is unacceptable for the Bank of Ghana and KPMG to deny Shareholders access to the report, even as material in the report is being widely disseminated to discredit uniBank and instigate public contempt and opprobrium against uniBank. No opportunity has been provided to the Shareholders of uniBank to respond to any purported findings of KPMG and yet they are being tried by the court of public opinion without the full facts of the case.
We note that in the purported Report it is stated that the said Report should not be made available or communicated to any party without the prior written consent of KPMG. There is a further statement by KPMG that “we have not sought to verify information contained herein…accordingly we are unable to determine the extent to which information and explanations provided to us are complete and accurate and the report should be read in that context.”
The recent appointment of KPMG as the Receiver in respect of some assets of uniBank and four other banks shows KPMG seeking to benefit from the report that it provided to the Bank of Ghana through a further paid engagement, a clear conflict of interest situation which does not put KPMG in a good light. The Shareholders intend to ensure that the Bank of Ghana provides them with an official copy of the Report so as to enable them to address the contents of the report.
SIGNED SHAREHOLDERS OF UNIBANK GHANA LIMITED



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