The news that Nana Appiah Mensah, popularly known as NAM 1, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Menzgold Ghana Limited, has won a case in Dubai which would definitely inure to the refund of customers’ investments, must gladden the hearts of not only the customers, but also, all Ghanaians.
The amount involved, which will be paid to NAM1, is US$39 million.
The Chronicle congratulates Nana Appiah Mensah for his temerity and perseverance in seeking justice abroad.
The paper also commends the Judicial Service of Dubai, where the Appeals Court handled the case of fraud brought against NAM 1, on the unbiased manner in which the courts handled the whole case.
This is what all peace-loving countries must pursue, when it comes to dealing with cases involving foreigners, for before God we are all brothers and sisters pursuing the path of peaceful co-existence.
The ball is now in the court of the Menzgold Chief Executive. When the US$39 million is paid to him, payment of his customers’ investments who have suffered so much emotional stress and trauma must be a priority.
When they are paid as soon as possible, it will help them start a new life with their investments, and also used to pay possible loans they have contracted to keep body and soul together during the period they waited rather impatiently for the payment of their investments.
The Chronicle sympathises with the unfortunate customers. What the paper feels sorry about, however, were the threatening placards they carried during their numerous demonstrations.
Some of their placards threatened the government of President Akufo-Addo that they would “show” him during the 2020 presidential and parliamentary elections. What this means is that they will vote against the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for what crime, the paper is yet to know.
They willingly went to Gold Collectibles without even the knowledge of the government. If they wanted the government to intervene in its own way, it should be done with civility and not a threat of vote loss.
Even though the government is magnanimous, it is also strict on how it goes about situations, because it is a government for all Ghanaians, who are expected to comport themselves, and not for a few people who have been unfortunate in their investment bids.
In conclusion, The Chronicle reiterates its stand of sympathising with our brothers and sisters, and urges Nana Appiah Mensah, aka NAM 1, to settle his indebtedness to them as soon as he collects the US$39 million, which it is hoped can cover all the investments of his tear-filled customers.