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TIE GHANA

RE: GTV presenter arrested for allegedly duping travel and tour company of $62,100.00

Lawyers for Lois Acquah, host of “The Holy Land Revealed TV Show and Christianity Today Talk Show”, has stated that the publication which suggests that their client has been arrested for duping a travel and tour company to the tune of $62,100.00 is false and misrepresentation of facts.

According to the lawyers, Ms. Acquah has had a long-standing relationship with the Embassy of Israel in Ghana by virtue of her production “The Holy Land Revealed TV Show” which focuses primarily on Israel and the promotion of Biblical sites in Israel which is an area of interest for a lot of Christian pilgrims.

The lawyers in a statement indicated that their client has never presented herself or made any misrepresentation to the effect that she is the mouthpiece of the Embassy of Israel in Ghana or having any strong connections with the Ministry of Interior in Israel.

“It must be stated the Ms. Lois Acquah and by extension Loisa Production does not have any agreement or business contract with Don-Markus Travel and Tours to recruit prospective travelers for her to secure visas for them to travel to Israel at a fee of $ 4,000 but rather a group with the name Royal Christian Network wrote officially to Loisa Production to take TV coverage of their pilgrimage to Israel in May 2019,” the statement reads on.

Read below the full statement.

THE EDITOR

ATTRACTIVE MUSTAPHA.COM ACCRA.

REJOINDER: PUBLICATION ON THE WEBSITE OF ATTRACTIVE MUSTAPHA.COM WITH THE TITLE “GTV PRESENTER ARRESTED FOR ALLEGEDLY DUPING TRAVEL AND TOUR COMPANY $62,100.00”.


The attention of Ms. Lois Acquah and His Excellency Henry Hanson-Hall has been drawn to a publication of June 26, 2019, on the website www.attractivemustapha.com a story directed at them with the caption “GTV Presenter Arrested For Allegedly Duping Travel and Tour Company $ 62,100.00”.

The said publication contains malicious and false allegations about the accused persons having duped a travel and tours company; Don-Markus Travel and Tours, to the tune of $ 62,100 under the pretense of securing visa for the clients of the travel and tours company.

Ms. Lois Acquah is a seasoned TV Presenter and the Chief Executive Officer of Loisa Productions; a private television production company which host a number of television shows including the “The Holy Land Revealed TV Show and Christianity Today Talk Show” for over a decade now, which airs on a number of television stations including GTV. It must be emphasized that Ms. Lois Acquah is not a staff and has never been a staff of GTV, so the caption indicating that she is a GTV presenter is false.

According to the publication, “Lois Acquah, a TV presenter on GTV and presenter of the Holy land Revealed Show, introduced herself to the management of Don-Markus Travel and Tours as the mouthpiece of the Israeli Embassy in Ghana and also claimed to have connections within the Israeli embassy in Ghana and the Ministry of Interior in Israel and later convinced the management of the tour company to recruit prospective travelers for her to secure visas for them at an agreed fee of $4,000 per passenger”.

This is a false allegation and a calculated attempt to create disaffection between Ms. Acquah and the Israeli Embassy in Ghana. Ms. Acquah has had a long-standing relationship with the Embassy of Israel in Ghana by virtue of her production “The Holy Land Revealed TV Show” which focuses primarily on Israel and the promotion of Biblical sites in Israel which is an area of interest for a lot of Christian pilgrims to Israel.

Ms. Acquah hereby states expressly and unequivocally that she has never presented herself or made any misrepresentation to the effect that she is the mouthpiece of the Embassy of Israel in Ghana or having any strong connections with the Ministry of Interior in Israel.

It must be stated the Ms. Lois Acquah and by extension Loisa Production does not have any agreement or business contract with Don-Markus Travel and Tours to recruit prospective travelers for her to secure visas for them to travel to Israel at a fee of $ 4,000 but rather a group with the name Royal Christian Network wrote officially to Loisa Production to take TV coverage of their pilgrimage to Israel in May 2019. The group consisted of 14 participants out of which 7 were denied visa by the Ministry of Interior of Israel for providing false information. The other 7 members of the group who could make it to Israel absconded when they got to Israel, these absconders are being pursued by the Ministry of Interior of Israel for breaking the immigration laws of Israel.

The 7 people who could not secure visas to Israel are going through a process of refund from the travel agent that purchased their advanced airline tickets and the travel agency in Israel that processed their advanced hotel and transport bookings for them.

Ms. Lois Acquah and Loisa production has no influence or interest in this process of refund to the 7 affected members of the group.

It is palpable falsehood and misrepresentation of facts for anyone to suggest that Ms. Lois Acquah has duped a travel and tours company to the tune of $62,000.

According to the publication, “she further introduced one Henry Hanson Hall, a former Ghanaian Ambassador to Israel as her partner who was very influential in securing visas from the Israeli Embassy because according to Lois, Mr. Hanson was the one who lobbied for the new Israeli embassy to be re-opened in Ghana after 38 years of closure”.

This is another untruth spewed to tarnish the image of the renowned Public Servant and Lawyer, His Excellency Henry Hanson-Hall who has served his country for over 38 years in various capacities at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration and rising through the ranks to be appointed as an Ambassador Extraordinaire and Plenipotentiary for Israel appointed in the year 2009.

Ms. Lois Acquah never made such introduction or made any such misrepresentation to the effect that the former Ambassador was influential in securing visas for clients of Don-Markus Travel and Tours.

This false allegation has denigrated the good name and hard-won reputation of the retired diplomat and has brought discontent and disgrace to his wife, children and entire family.

It is our concern that this publication was first published by attractivemustapha.com without exercising the diligence and ethics required of a professional journalist by first cross-checking the facts with the person or organization that allegations has been made against.

We are also equally concerned that the various state organizations like the Odorkor Police Command which is a public and assessible office that was mentioned was not contacted by the editor for a verification of the story.

It is the position of Ms. Lois Acquah and His Excellency Henry Hanson-Hall that, the allegations made in the said publication.

RICHARD ADU DARKO ESQ.

Lawyer for Lois Acquah & H.E. Henry Hanson-Hall.

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

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