Controversial musician, Kwame A-plus has moved to stop the management of A1 bread from selling the company to some Chinese company.
The company last week announced that it was at the verge of closing negotiations with a new buyer who are Chinese.
A-plus who has indicated his ‘hatred’ for everything Chinese took it upon himself to meet with Alfred Obeng Boateng also known as Hammer, owner of A1 bread and to the possibility of persuading him to back down on the move.
The musician cum self-styled anti-corruption crusader took to his Facebook page to announce the meeting and what transpired.
See below, what he wrote on his wall.
So I met with Hammer to try and discourage them not to sell A1 bread to the Chinese. First of all let me state clearly that I’m anti China. Even if I hear you want to sell your provision shop to a Chinese I’ll try to convince you not to. Americans and Europeans have been here for over 400 years but we still had beautiful rivers. Chinese came here and in less than 10 years almost everything was destroyed. I don’t want Chinese taking over our bauxite, digital TV, gold, etc. Soon they will take over the kenkey at Yamoransa and Chi Hu Chai will be Ghana black stars captains. Mempɛ China wɔ Ghana.
Ok so here are some of the question I asked. I put to him.
Ques 1: Hammer have you guys spoken with the one district one factory secretariat about A1 bread?
Ans: You and I know government support doesn’t find u by merit massa. It finds u by who u knw. Otherwise massa bureaucracy will break your moral and you’ll realize you’ve wasted your valuable time.
Ques 2: Have you spoken with the ministry for trade and industry.
Ans: I hear Carlos is the real deal, can u introduce us?
Ques 3: Ah but hammer the speaker of Parliament is your direct uncle.. why haven’t u spoken to him or the the president.
Ans: massa I don’t like abusing my privilege… considering what we have done in this country, we should be granted audiences by merit not through family and friends.
Ques 4: You employ over a thousand young people directly and indirectly, have you spoken with the youth employment authority?
Ans: Yea man. Kodua and Lydia (his deputy) Have spoken with us. They are great guys.
Ques 5: Apart from YEA, why haven’t you spoken with any other government institution and agency
Ans: Plus like I said, womo bebu wabemu. nothing works in Ghana. No one is ready to support anybody. We have over one thousand direct and indirect employees and majority are young people… I’d hope Ghana being a serious country we would have been approached by now. Look Plus, where was everyone when a 30yr old citizen of this country was having sleepless nights facing the financial woes of doing business here all by himself. I’ve witnessed this selfless guy sacrifice his own livelihood and comfort so the business can expand, grow smoothly and employ as many Ghanaians as posible.
Me: Ghana leaders, obiaaa behu mo one by one. You don’t care about the youth. You don’t care about your people. You don’t help your own.