Zonda Tec Ltd, MD Exonerated
Kweku Baako Media Limited, the publishers of the New Crusading Guide newspaper, has rendered an unqualified apology to Zonda Tec Limited, a topnotch Ghana-based automobile company,and itsmanaging director (MD), Yang Yang.
The apology and retraction come on the heels of a damning publication against the company and its MD, earlier this month that turned out to be false.
The publication by the paper had implicated the Chinese MD and her company in a so-called land grabbing spree. The publication had also alleged flouting of a court injunction on the part of the two.
But, an apology letter issued by the management of the newspaper, owned by veteran journalist, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako, remorsefully said they erred in their publication, titled “Chinese Nationals Loot State Lands …Flouts Court Injunction With Impunity.”
The letter, dated September 17, 2022, further said it has admitted “fault and error” having implicated the MD Yang Yang and Zonda Tec Ghana Limited in the said publication.
It also indicated it has retracted the names and references made to the two.
The letter, sighted by The Anchor, titled,“RE: RETRACTION AND APOLOGY FOR DEFAMATORY CONTENT PUBLISHED IN THE NEW CRUSADING GUIDE NEWSPAPER” said, “Management of The New Crusading GUIDE write to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated September 15, 2022 on the above subject.”
“We have taken note of the issues raised regarding our publication under the heading; “Chinese Nationals Loot State Lands …Flouts Court Injunction With Impunity” which inadvertently impugned the image and reputation of Zonda Tec Ghana Limited and its Managing Director, Yang Yang.
“Having admitted fault and error on our side for implicating Yang Yang and the company in the said publication, we wish to offer an unqualified apology to the Zonda Tec Ghana Limited and its MD, Yang Yang”.
“We therefore retract their names and any references made to them in that publication. Thank you,” management of the paper retracted.
The admission of wrongdoing, retraction and apology by the tabloid follows a letter by the managing director of Zonda Tec Ghana Limited, to set the record straight.