Some Ghanaians have raised issues with the trending photo of president Nana Akufo-Addo with embattled Menzgold CEO, Nana Appiah Mensah (alias NAM1)
The Deputy Minister of Information, Pius Enam Hadzide has explained how the fugitive CEO of Menzgold Ghana Limited, Nana Appiah Mensah got a now-famous photo opportunity with President Akufo-Addo.
According to Mr Hadzide, Nana Appiah Mensah popularly known as NAM 1 was part of a 10-member Ghana Football Association (GFA) and Confederation African Football (CAF) delegation that paid a courtesy call on Akufo-Addo at the Jubilee House last year in Accra.
Speaking in an interview on Okay FM Wednesday, Mr Hadzide said the picture which has been circulated widely on social media platforms was taken after that meeting between Akufo-Addo and CAF President Ahmad Ahmad.
He said the President discussed Ghana’s intention to host the 2018 Women’s AFCON with Mr Ahmad.
Mr Hadzide who was the then Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports explained that NAM 1 was included in the delegation because at the time, one of his company’s Zylofon Cash was the headline sponsors of the Ghana Premier League.
Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, Minister for Information and Member of Parliament for Ofoase/Ayirebi also repeated this in an interview on Peace FM after members of the opposition NDC raised issues with the photo in connection with the Menzgold saga, claiming that the president give legitimacy to NAM1 by snapping a picture with him.