Sunday 15 October 2023
While Hon JB Winful, Chairman Internal Audit, Ghana, was in Ottawa on a private visit to Ottawa, his friends hosted a small reception in his honour. At this event, the distinguished gentlemen who holds both Ghanaian and Canadian citizenship, and is a renowned chartered accountant, spoke about his life in Ghana, and addressed questions about the challenges facing the government and the ordinary citizens of the country of his birth. Among those present were: Carl Nicholson, retired former Executive Director of the Catholic Centre for Immigrants; Robert Odoo, President of the Ghana Association of Ottawa; Professor Andy Kusi-Appiah of Carleton University; Meiz Maidjoub consultant financial planner and retired public servants Phillander Baddoo and Jose Aggrey and Godwin Ifedi, Editor, Black Ottawa Scene.
Hon Winful also found time to give a lecture at Carleton University Political Science department on the topic: Climate change and geopolitics: the role of risk and internal audit professions.
.Hon Winful drew on his rich experience in Canada and West Africa as former manager of Canada Post’s restructuring program in the late 1980s and early 1990s, giving the country its current postal system. He left Canada to help develop the audit environment in West Africa. Hon. Winful visits Canada every year on vacation, as he has family and friends here.