Yolanda Cuba, the Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone in Ghana has dismissed claims that there is plan to have her replace ailing Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore following his extended sick leave.
In a statement on her Twitter handle, Cuba dismissed the reports widely circulated on Kenyan social media as mere fake news and wished Collymore a quick recovery.
“Fake news are not news. Bob Collymore, wishing you a speedy recovery so that you can get back to your job,” Cuba wrote on her Twitter handle.
At the same time, former Safaricom CEO and the current Kenya Airways Chairman Michael Joseph also termed the clams as ill-informed.
“I have just visited Bob Collymore and he has not resigned and is doing fine under the circumstances,” he said.
In October, the mobile service provider firm announced that Collymore had taken a leave to seek specialized treatment "for a number of months". The telco company named Chief Financial Officer Sateesh Kamath to take Collymore's role in his absence.