The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Prof Ebenezer Oduro-Owusu, has been accused by Andrea Pizziconi, the CEO of Africa Integras of sexually harassing her.
Andrea made the accusation on Twitter while commenting on BBC’s #sexforgrades documentary which was aired on Monday October 7.
She said that her company led a US$64mn infrastructure investment at UG which was defaulted upon by the current VC.
According to Andrea, the University of Ghana VC refused 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.”
She said the VC also once declared that “turn around, everyone, I want to give her a proper hug”.
From these experiences, Andrea said she understands the pressure on women to compromise their dignities at UG.
“I have remained mostly quiet despite the battery of attacks by Professor Ebenezer Oduro Owusu on my dignity. I was advised not to make waves and definitely not to raise the #metoo flag if I wanted to put the project back on track, which I do. Now I feel compelled to speak up and draw a direct line between this sex scandal and our derailed project,” her statement read in part.