a) The Minister-designate for Information was not the least candid with the
committee on the multiple infractions of the law leading to the Bank of Ghana’s
revocation of the license of Oval Microfinance – a company in which he was 83%
b) He failed to admit ethical liability for the related party lending between Oval
Microfinance and West Brownstone which also belongs to him. He also denied
outstanding obligations to Oval Microfinance despite the BoG’s examination
report establishing the contrary.
c) He peddled untruths under oath about the circumstances leading to investigative
journalist Manasseh Azure relocating to South Africa with the assistance of the
Media Foundation for West Africa when the journalist faced threats to his life.
d) The nominee was quite evasive on his association with MX24 TV which is owned
and managed by his wife with other family members such as Kwabena Oppong
Nkrumah serving as shareholder/Trustee for the parent company of MX24 TV
known as Black Volta Publications Limited incorporated recently on the 4th of April,
2017 when the nominee was serving as Deputy Minister for Information.
Ellis Ferdinand is the Founder of Education Ghana Media Network ,a parent Company of EducationGhana.net ,an Online Education News Blog and Education Television, an Online Digital Television Channel. Ellis Ferdinand is a Graduate of Accra College of Education and the University of Cape Coast respectively, where he obtained a Diploma In Basic Education and a Bachelor of Education in Accounting. Awards Ellis Ferdinand won Blogger of the Year at the 2018 National Students’ Awards and was also adjudged 14th Best Ghanain Blogger in 2018 among Top 50 Ghanaian Bloggers of 2018. He introduced the Concept of Education Blogging in Ghana in 2014 with his famous blog EducationGhana.net. His Blog won Best Media Promoting Education in 2017, 2018 and 2019 respectively, an Award organized by Neogenics Education Consult. In 2019, He was adjudged the Most Promising West African Blogger of the Year in Nigeria.