There are rumors that Alhaji Asumah Banda had problems with his son Fadel Banda after his son brought down one of his father’s businesses, Ankrak Air.
The father reportedly put more than Gh400 million into the airline and gave it to his son, Fadel Asumah Banda, so that he and his mother could run it.
Antrak, a Ghanaian airline, started flying in September 2003. It had regular domestic, regional, and international flights, as well as charter flights in West Africa. Kotoka International Airport was its main location.
Antrak Air, which flew from Accra to Kumasi, Tamale, Sunyani, Takoradi, and back to Accra, had 4 planes between 2003 and 2012, when it went out of business.
Alhaji Asoma Banda including Fadel Banda were the directors of Antrak, but Fadel and his mother controlled the company.
At the height of its power, Alhaji Banda gave control and management decisions to his son and first wife as a way for them to work things out.
The only local airline at the time went out of business in less than 5 years.
Alhaji Asuma Banda, a wealthy businessman, has since cut ties with Fadel Asuma Banda, calling him disrespectful and cutting him off from him.
Family members say that the old man’s anger is because of how the son is supposedly running Antrak Air.
The former member of the Council of State was upset that his son didn’t respect him. He said that no matter how rude someone is, they shouldn’t be rude to their parents.
He said that, unlike his son, he treated his father with the most respect and served him with honor. He said that this made his father happy, which helped him do well in life.