Menzgold CEO, Journalist in dogfight

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Gold dealership company, Menzgold, Nana Appiah Mensah, and Joy News Editor, Israel Laryea, are in what could be described as a dogfight as the two are at each other’s throat over the former’s business in the United Kingdom (UK).

A post by the embattled businessman described a report by Mr Laryea, who visited the UK office of Menzgold to ascertain the truth or otherwise of a claim that the company had indeed set up an office for its activities in the UK  as a “pursuit of this evil smear campaign agenda.”

According to Nana Appiah Mensah, popularly referred to as NAM 1, “business is not a thing for the pope,” in a clear response to Mr Laryea whose report sought to suggest there may not necessarily be a UK branch of the now distressed Menzgold as it had been touted earlier in the year.

Israel Laryea said in his report that the only thing that suggested there may be an office space rented out to the Ghanaian company in the plush Berekely Square House building was perhaps, the sight of two black ladies, whom he presumed to be Ghanaian during his visit.

But NAM1 who appeared enraged by the report a section of Ghanaians have already described as ‘shoddy’ as can be seen in several comments on the post on the Joy News facebook page had gone all out to attack the sanity of the rather popular radio and television presenter.

He further challenged the broadcaster to “set up a provision store today in a kiosk and employ just one Ghanaian.”

Nana Appiah Mensah posted on instagram saying, “Hello Israel Laryea, today I celebrate your stupidity and retarded mindedness. Set up a provision store today in a kiosk and employ just one Ghanaian. That is more than the pursuit of this evil smear campaign agenda. Maybe you need to be reminded; I am a businessman and not a politician. You can’t break me! Business is not a thing for the pope. Think about it. God bless you.

But Mr Laryea who also was not enthused about the remarks by the Menzgold boss replied him in equal measure.

In a well thought- through reply to Mr Appiah’s supposed insulting message to him, he advised him to focus, think through and device means to resolve the issue that has thrown the country into panic.

He said “no need for insults Mr Appiah-Mensah. if the people who are jittery about losing their funds do this, I can understand.

“You have to focus and find out how best to manage the situation. I’m not SEC, neither am I BoG, just a journalist sharing my observations. #Focus.”

 

 

Story: Kofi OWUSU TAWIAH

Writer’s email: kofi.tawiah@todaygh.com

 

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