Alhaji Asoma Banda is one of the wealthiest people in Ghana and a successful businessman, philanthropist, role model, and patriot.
Banda has numerous companies and has employed a sizable number of Ghanaians.
As his family battles over his money while he is dying in his hospital bed, this magnificent guy has recently made headlines for all the wrong reasons.
Alhaji Asoma Banda Biography, Wives, Businesses, Age, Children, Achievements
One of Ghana’s wealthiest citizens, Alhaji Asoma Banda is also a successful businessman, philanthropist, role model, and patriot.
Banda owns multiple businesses and has a significant workforce of Ghanaians.
This wonderful man has just made news for all the wrong reasons as his family fights over his money and he is dying in his hospital bed.
Since this has generated interest in the subject, we have provided as much information as we are able to regarding Asoma Banda in this post.
Alhaji Asoma Banda Biography
Asoma Banda was born in the Brong Ahafo Region’s Kintampo. He attended Kintampo and Kumasi Government Boys for his early schooling before earning his diplomas for the Ordinary and Advanced Levels.
Later, in London, he pursued a diploma in marketing/sales management. In order to better understand and succeed in the field he had chosen for himself, he later took additional courses in marketing, management, and shipping.
Banda was born into a family that valued commerce, giving him the abilities he would later need to succeed in his career. He was given the difficult task of purchasing cattle from Mali, Niger, and Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso) and walking them to Kumasi by his father when he was a little boy. He completed this task with perseverance and commitment.
In 1960, he went to London to further his education. Later, he started working for London’s Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) as a Director overseeing Africa and the Middle East.
Alhaji Asoma Banda Business
Alhaji Banda and his business partners established the OT Africa Line and Antrak Group of Companies (London and Ghana) in 1975.
His company has expanded to have over 146 branches in various nations because to his astute leadership and commercial sense, providing jobs for more than 500,000 people worldwide.
Alhaji Asoma Banda Age
The age of Alhaji Asoma Banda is 89. In June 1933, he was born.
Alhaji Asoma Banda Family
There are maybe more wives for Alhaji Asoma Banda, but there are at least two. Along with having several kids, he also has wives.
After he became unwell for nearly two years, his family started a fight over his fortune.
Alhaji Asoma Banda Achievements
- First African to own a ship and first Ghanaian to own an aircraft.
- Companion of the Order of Volta by the State
- Ghana’s Best Ever Transport and Logistics personality of the Year by the Charted Institute of Transport and Logistics in 2006
- Honoured for lifetime achievement by the Ghana Shippers Council in recognition of his great strides in maritime industry.
- Entrepreneur of decade (2001) by EMPRETEC Ghana Foundation.
- Kwame Nkrumah Leaders Awards (2003) by All African Students Union in recognition of his leadership qualities and support for the youth and students in Africa and the Diaspora.
- Awarded the title of Fellow of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi for acts of benevolence in 2002 during the University’s Special Golden Jubilee Congregation Award.
- Conferment of Honorary Degree of Doctor of Entrepreneurship (Honoris Causa) by the University of Cape Coast.
- Conferment of Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) by Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
- West Africa Maritime lifetime Achievement Award 2009.
- Golden Star award for Aviation Operation in West Africa 2009
- Silver Award from the Brong Ahafo Region during the celebration of their 50th anniversary.
- His Shipping company won the Best Shipping line of the World Twice (1999/2000)
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