RLG not blacklisted - AGAMS Group

According to AGAMS, "An amount of GHC 2,050,590.42 paid on 31st December, 2014 finalized the instalment payments of the total amounts owed the state, including accumulated interests."

 

According to the Group, Rlg Communications has settled its indebtedness to the Youth Employment Agency and therefore does not owe government or for that matter, the YEA.

In a statement, the Group said, "An amount of GHC 2,050,590.42 paid on 31st December, 2014 finalized the instalment payments of the total amounts owed the state, including accumulated interests."

RLG received 25.5 million Ghana cedis to train 15,000 youth in technology initiatives but trained only 4,222. Asongtaba also received millions of GYEEDA funds to train youth in smock making, guinea fowl rearing among others but failed to do so.

"Rlg Communications Limited, Asongtaba Cottage Industries and CraftPro Limited was indebted to government in the total of ₵61,135,981.27 with interest which was as a result of loans that were granted to the three companies for the provision of certain services to the then Ghana Youth Enterprise Development Agency (GYEEDA).

However, Agams Group said, "A 6th July, 2015 letter signed by Ghana’s Attorney-General’s Department “confirms that this amount is in full and the final payment of Rlg Communications indebtedness to GYEEDA," adding that, "none of our companies have been blacklisted anywhere in the world including Ghana."

Below is the full statement:

Our attention has been drawn to a publication on www.citifmonline.com and www.ghanaweb.com attributed to a leading member of Occupy Ghana, Sidney Casely-Hayford to the effect that Rlg has been banned by the Youth Employment Agency (YEA).We wish to respond as follows:

1. Rlg Communications Ltd has settled its indebtedness to the Youth Employment Agency, formerly Ghana Youth Employment & Entrepreneurial Agency (GYEEDA) and therefore does NOT owe government or for that matter, the YEA.

2. An amount of GHC 2,050,590.42 paid on 31st December, 2014 finalized the instalment payments of the total amounts owed the state, including accumulated interests.

3. A 6th July, 2015 letter signed by Ghana’s Attorney-General’s Department “confirms that this amount is in full and the final payment of Rlg Communications indebtedness to GYEEDA”.

4. Two subsidiaries of Agams Holdings; Craftpro Ltd and Asongtaba Cottage Ltd have also complied with the government’s directive on the refund of monies to the YEA as contained in Attorney-General & Minister for Justice’s briefing to Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee on Tuesday, 15 March, 2016.

5. At the time of filing this response, neither our Holding company or any of its subsidiaries had been informed officially of any blacklisting and for the avoidance of doubt, none of our companies have been blacklisted anywhere in the world including Ghana.

6. We therefore caution against any attempt by any person or group of people to malign our name, brand and reputation.

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