The Founder of the New Force, Nana Kwame Bediako, popularly known as Cheddar, has admonished Ghanaians to focus on the development he can bring to the nation rather than questioning the source of his wealth. According to him, the question about where he got his money is a form of judgment and does not accurately reflect the hard work and effort that he has put into earning his wealth.
Speaking on Asempa FM’s Ekosiisen on Tuesday, Mr Bediako emphasised that rather than criticising or questioning those who have achieved great success, Ghanaians should celebrate their achievements and learn from them. “If someone makes money and decides to spend it, I can’t question him. He can decide to use it for what he wants even if he wants to use his money to buy beer and khebab.”
He disclosed that he started making money by working for a telecommunication company, which he eventually sold and started selling scraps. “It went from the scraps to collecting piles of scraps, then I give it to the steel yards. The steel yards are the ones who buy steel and right now a company like B5 also buys scraps which they use for iron rods and sell.”
“When I made my money, I started a business in Ghana and the business is what I’m investing in the country. So if Ghanaians don’t like this, then what do they like,” he asked. The New Force founder emphasised that he was not bothered by people asking him about the source of his wealth. He asserted that he did not owe anyone an explanation and that his success was the result of his own hard work and efforts.
By: Emmanuella Sarfo-Ntow