Musician, Akoo Nana has pleaded with President Akufo-Addo to ask the Bank of Ghana (BoG) to stop tarnishing the image of Menzgold Ghana if indeed he has the interest of indigenous companies at heart.
In a video shared on Instagram, the Kasoa-based artiste said attempts made by the Central Bank and the Precious Minerals Marketing Company (PMMC) to halt the operations of Menzgold was disturbing.
“Anything Ghanaian, we don’t want to support it. Bank of Ghana, what is your problem? You said Menzgold has no license, meanwhile, they do. Why are we like that?” he queried.
He further asked the president to “step into this thing because you gave us your word that you’ll make Ghana attractive to investors but look at what is happening. Please stop these people… If they don’t stop this, we won’t vote for NPP in 2020. You know the work we did for NPP to come to power.”
The Bank of Ghana recently cautioned the general public not to deposit any money with the Menzgold because it has not been licensed to do so.
In a public notice, it said the company has no authority to engage in “solicitation, receipt of money or investment and the payment of dividends or returns to its clients.”
But the CEO of Menzgold Ghana, Nana Appiah Mensah labelled Bank of Ghana as a joke, indicating his company neither takes deposits from customers nor does any deposit-taking business in Ghana.