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28 July 2016

Royal Bank founder Alhaji Adamu Iddrisu dies at 72

jjjjThe owner and Chairman of Global Haulage Group Limited (GHGL) Alhaji Adamu Iddrisu has died.

According to Starr FM sources, Alhaji Iddrisu considered one of the richest men in Ghana died early Wednesday morning after dawn prayers [Fajr].

He is likely to be buried later on Wednesday in line with Islamic custom.

The last rites [Janazaa] would be performed at the Global Haulage compound at Achimota in Accra at 3pm, family sources revealed.

The 72-year-old founded the Global Haulage Company which is a household name in Ghana today in 1953 at the precincts of the timber market in Accra central.

Eleven companies currently form the GHGL and these are the Global Haulage Company Limited, the Royal Bank, Imperial General Insurance, Federated Commodities, Trans Royal Ltd, Cocoa Merchant, Royal Commodities, Isudam Construction and more recently, Global Automobile Limited.

GHGL also has the GG Farms and Global Haulage Real Estate, which is into the construction of warehouses and residential properties.

In December 2015, the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) conferred an Honorary Doctorate on him at a ceremony at the university’s campus in Kumasi.

From a modest fleet of 15 vehicles in 1971, the company now owns and runs over 230 trucks daily.

GHGL trucks transport goods from the Tema and Takoradi port to northern Ghana, Mali, Niger and other countries in the West African sub-region.

Dr. Adamu also received the Millennium Excellence Awards. He was the Greater Accra District Best Farmer in 1986 and the Greater Accra Regional Best Farmer in 1987.

Also to his credit is two awards he received during the Africa International Awards in Tunisia in 1992, and two European Awards- Brussels in 1999 and Spain in 2003.

Dr Adamu left behind 23 children, 15 men and eight women.

Source: Starrfmonline.com

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