Controversial media personality, Valentina Agyeiwaa popularly known as Afia Schwarzenegger has waded into the Menzgold – Bank of Ghana issues which resulted in EOCO inviting its chief Executive officer, Nana Appiah Mensah for questioning.
Afia took to her show ‘political police’ to tease the Menzgold and Zylofon boss Nana Appiah Mensah.
Afia reporting on NAM1’s invitation by Eoco which had already been confirmed by their Executive Director of EOCO, K.K. Amoah said;
“Eoco has invited Menzgold boss to come and answer questions on his spending spree in Ghana. Whose monies are they and on what authority he has to trade in financial transactions. And how he [Nana Appiah Mensa] opened his mouth to say the Bank of Ghana is a big joke..he should come and explain”
EOCO or its director have declined to comment on the reasons for NAM1’s invitation, meaning Schwarzenegger’s narration of the issues on her show, obviously, was from her own interpretations — which, as usual, was full of mockery.
She continued to mock in an Akan idiomatic expression which can literally be quoted as;… “You[Nam1]…You have defecated on yourself and when you are going to be killed, you are also farting.”
She also made reference to when Bank of Ghana issued a statement which stated that they have revoked Menzgold’s license of operation and thus do not have the authority do any banking activities.
Bank of Ghana issued a fresh caution to the public against dealing with MenGgold, which the central bank said had not been licensed to trade in the business.
According to the central bank, MenzGold has no authority to engage in the solicitation, receipt of money or investments and the payment of dividends or returns to its clients which is captured in Section 6 (1) of the Banks and Specialised Deposit-Taking Institutions Act, 2016 (Act 930).
According to Afia, she met someone who told her has invested at Menzgold with one Jackie ( which probably it’s actress Jackie Appiah because of her ambassadorial role at Menzgold).
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However, in a statement issued a day after the BoG notice, Menzgold maintained that they are a law-abiding company “working within the remits of our license.”
“We hereby state emphatically that we DO NOT accept deposits from customers or carry on a deposit-taking business in Ghana. Our activities are not within the scope of the Banks and Specialised Deposit-Taking Institutions, Act 2016, Act 930. It, therefore, CANNOT be said that we are in breach of the Act,” the statement read in part.
The back and forth confrontation between the Menzgold and the Bank of Ghana caught the attention of the investigating authority,EOCO who invited Mensah for questioning.
Menzgold had confirmed the invitation, which is said was scheduled Friday, August 10.
A source close to the firm, however, discounted reports suggesting their boss had refused to honor past invitations by the EOCO.