The story behind Nana Appiah Mensah and Akufo-Addo photo revealed

Nana Appiah Mensah and Nana Akufo Addo
Nana Appiah Mensah and Nana Akufo Addo

The Ministry of Information has finally explained the story behind embattled Nana Appiah Mensah’s ‘iconic’ photo with President Akufo-Addo.

The president has come under attack by the customers of MenzGold Ghana Limited. They claim his photo with the gold dealership company’s owner, NAM1, was a form of endorsement which lured them to invest in the company.

However, the government has said it ‘never’ endorsed the company, its officials nor its operations.

A statement signed by the Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, on January 10 revealed that  President Akufo-Addo ‘has never’ tweeted the company’s ‘success story’, adding that a photograph taken at Jubilee House had nothing to do with MenzGold.

According to Kojo Oppong, officials of the GFA and CAF, including its President, Ahmad Ahmad, paid a courtesy call on President Akufo-Addo on April 25, 2018, a day before the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), was to confer an honorary doctorate degree on the CAF President.

Nana Appiah Mensah
Nana Appiah Mensah

He further revealed that the then GFA President, Kwesi Nyantekyi, invited Nana Appiah Mensah to that meeting because his company, Zylofon, on the April 21, 2018, 4 days before the meeting, had signalled its intention to sponsor the Ghana Premier League.

The portion of the statement which talks about the photo says: “It must also be put on record that President Akufo-Addo has never endorsed the company, its officials nor its operations. Indeed, the President has NEVER posted any tweet on his official Twitter handle expressing his admiration for the “success story” of Nana Appiah Mensah. It is also important to debunk the NDC’s use of a photograph taken at Jubilee House, where Nana Appiah Mensah is seen. In that photograph, officials of the GFA and CAF, including its President, Ahmad Ahmad, paid a courtesy call on President Akufo-Addo on 25″ April, 2018, a day before the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), was to confer an honorary doctorate degree on the CAF President.

The then GFA President, Kwesi Nyantekyi, invited Nana Appiah Mensah to that meeting because his company, Zylofon, on the 21″ of April, 2018, 4 days before the meeting, had signalled its intention to sponsor the Ghana Premier League. The President NEVER had a one-on-one meeting with Nana Appiah Mensah as the NDC would want Ghanaians to believe. Again, the company and its officials have NEVER been part of any government delegation accompanying the President on any presidential visit. Speculations that the company acquired 85% of its clients in the last 24 months are also an obviously cheap attempt to link government to a very unfortunate situation.”

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