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Meet the NDC parliamentary candidate who makes $700 million every year

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General News of Sunday, 2 June 2024

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

In Ghana, there is a perception that many people go into politics because it is the easiest way for them to enrich themselves. This perception is often fueled by the noticeable change in the lifestyle of politicians, including parliamentarians, when they come into power.

However, some Ghanaian politicians are already wealthy before they enter the realm of politics.

One such politician is the newly elected National Democratic Congress parliamentary candidate for the Amenfi Central Constituency, Joana Gyan.

Joana Gyan is the Chief Executive Officer of the gold dealership firm, Golden Empire Legacy Limited. She is also the Founder and CEO of Gem Multimedia Ghana Limited.

In 2022, she received an award from Forbes as the Best Female Miner of the Year, 2021.

She also received the FIN Gold Woman of The Year award and the FIN Woman Executive Visionary of The Year award in the same year.

Joana Gyan has stated that her main motivation for entering politics is to make a difference in her community, not money.

Speaking in an interview on “The Delay Show” in 2020, Gyan disclosed that she earns $700 million annually through the gold export business she owns.

“I make about $700 million every year, around $65 million per month. My company exports gold… When I started, I was making around $200,000 to $1 million,” she said in Twi when asked about her net worth.

“I have both small-scale and large-scale gold export licenses… I also have a company involved in mining,” she added.

The businesswoman and entrepreneur is married to Ghanaian musician Andrew Kofi Cudjoe, a member of the Keche group.

Joana Gyan is 38 years old and hails from Dunkwa-Offin in the Central Region.

Watch her interview with Delay below.

This article was initially published on June 2, 2023.

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