The staff of the company are hunting for their fugitive Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Nana Appiah Mensah (NAM1),a marketing executive of gold dealership firm, Menzgold Ghana Limited, Mr Gabriel Kelvin, has said.
According to him, NAM1 failed to pay entitlements due them after they were all asked to proceed on leave last year.
In December last year, the CEO issued the following statement: “All staff members, excluding branch managers, are advised to proceed on leave from Monday, 10th December 2018 and to resume on the 20th December 2018, when all outstanding entitlements including end-of-year packages shall be fully disbursed.
“All branch managers are hence transferred temporarily to the head office; Dzorwulu, Accra, effective, Monday, 10th December 2018. The above decision has been reached as a result of the incessant security threats from customers on the lives and properties of the staff body and the company, which is not conducive for operational activities”.
He added: “I entreat staff to continue to be calm, keep faith and be rest assured that we shall endeavour to ensure you have job security, as we have been well-advised to give all pause to the online gold collectables trading just like the offline one, to make room for the authorities to cogitate and to present a final say to us and the public on the matter in question in the next few days. To this sad end, all the 5% migration fees received shall be reimbursed fully to customers from Monday, 10th December to Friday, 15th December 2018. The date for our end-of-year staff durbar would be communicated by management soon when an opportunity would be presented for me to formally address you personally on the future prospects of our great company. Thank you all for your faith, cooperation, confidence and above all, your unmatched sacrifices for the cause of our dear Company”.
However, speaking on Accra based radio on Thursday, 10 January 2019, Mr Kelvin told Kwabena Prah Jnr (The Don) that: “The man [NAM1] has run away from the country and we don’t know his whereabouts. He said he would meet us on the 20th of December but we got the information that he has run away from the country”.
“We, the workers he asked to proceed on leave are even looking for him to pay us our entitlements and other benefits due us.”