The vice-chancellor of the University of Ghana, Prof Ebenezer Oduro-Owusu, has dismissed the sexual harassment allegations levelled against him by the CEO of Integras Africa, Andrea Pizziconi.
According to Andrea Pizziconi, Prof Oduro-Owusu declined to work with her to save the Africa Integras project on the basis that she was “far too pretty to worry my little head about the project, while declaring ‘turn around, everyone, I want to give her a proper hug.”
Breaking my silence on #universityofghana amidst this scandal & the VC’s attacks on me. Swipe to read. UG students: this affects us all. We’ll advocate until there’s change. #girlsfirstfinance launches this Fri the 11th. Sign up @ https://t.co/qIQXXvzSmR #africaintegras @BBCNews https://t.co/1pq6C2ZdDH pic.twitter.com/ZP9DgNxsmX
— Drea Pizziconi (@dreapizziconi) October 7, 2019
Responding to the allegation, Prof Oduro-Owusu told Francis Abban of Starr FM, that: “The claims are not true and can never be true. If you know me so well you wouldn’t be asking me that question. It can’t be true. I met her because of the project and I never meet her alone. I have never had any personal engagement with her. All our meetings with this woman have been extremely business one.”
He further added that: “I have been extremely careful not to have a one on one with her, I have always insisted we meet in teams and she rejected that but I told her my style is that we meet in teams. The last time I met her, she insisted we meet alone in my office but I went ahead to invite my Pro-VC and one other to the office and she was surprised to meet them in my office.”
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