Information reaching Today indicates that the immediate past board of directors of Prestea Sankofa Gold Limited (PSGL) in Prestea Huni-Valley District of the Western Region would soon be invited by Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) for questioning of indebtedness of the gold mining company which has led to its abrupt shutdown.
The move by EOCO to invite the Board of Directors of PSGL who are Mrs. Alexandra Amoako Mensah, Board Chairperson; Dr. Kwabena Donkor, government representative to the board; Alhaji Fuseini Mahama, Board Member; Awulae Attibrukusu III, Board Member and Emmanuel K. Addady, Today gathered, stemmed from some allegations levelled against them by Prestea Communicators for Development which called for a forensic audit to be conducted at PSGL.
However, the leaders of the group including Comrade Francis Eshun—President; James Samuel Ackerson—Vice President; Philip Gyan—Secretary; Jonas Kyeremanteng—Organiser, and; Gideon Kwasi Animah—United Kingdom Correspondent told Today that EOCO officials had called them via phone on Monday, March 27, 2017 to furnish them [EOCO] with further evidence on the issue.
A deep throat source at EOCO told Today that the Board of Directors of PSGL are likely to be summoned to appear before EOCO on Monday, April 3, 2017 after the leaders of Prestea Communicators for Development furnished EOCO with the needed relevant information.
On Friday, March 17, 2017 the Prestea Communicators for Development (PCD) issued a press statement which was published by Today newspaper on Monday, March 13, 2017 calling for investigations into the complete halt of commercial production of PSGL, for the past two months, resulting in the sack of about three hundred (300) workers.
However, a statement issued by a group with the support of chiefs and opinion leaders of Prestea noted that EOCO, National Security and Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) enquiry into the matter will unravel the truth and reveal the perpetrators in the financial malfeasance which led to the shutdown of the state-owned mining company.
It cited what they described as “heart-breaking” financial malfeasance” in the company for the past four years.
The statement also revealed that Provident Fund (PF) contributions were in arrears for thirty three months (from June 2014-February, 2017).