GLADYS MADZAKA, the 23-year-old lady who deposited an amount of GHÃ‚Â¢3000 she found to the Police, has been offered a permanent job in recognition for her honesty.
The Chief Executive Officer of AWET Group Ghana, Mr. B.D.K. Adu whose Group is into construction, building, hotel management, sports equipment dealership and the management of an NGO, Rich Africa, said he was moved by the ladyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s honesty.
The presentation and the job offer were made yesterday at the companyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s offices at Osu, Accra.
Gladys, it would be recalled, chanced upon a bag containing GHÃ‚Â¢3000 when she got down from a vehicle at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle from Achimota recently. She dropped the money at the Nima Police Station where it is yet to be claimed by the owner.
On her way to drop the money at the police station she was given a hot chase by some hoodlums in order to dispossess her of it. She outran them and finally landed at the Station.
Mr. Adu said Ã¢â‚¬Å“I was inspired by her humility, faithfulness and truthfulness and hope that this would motivate not the youth but the whole citizenryÃ¢â‚¬Â.
In addition to the job at the finance department of the Group of Companies, the CEO also gave the lady an amount of GHÃ‚Â¢100 and three pieces of wax prints, one of which was for her mother.
He appealed to the Minister of Women and ChildrenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Affairs to do something for the young lady in recognition of her sterling quality.
The CEO expressed his desire to groom and nurture her to become successful in future.
Mr. Adu was Member of Parliament (MP) for Okere constituency and one-time president of Ghana Real Estate Developers Association (GREDA).
Gladys thanked all who turned up during the presentation including the police commander, her new employer and new colleagues.
The Nima Divisional Police Commander, ACP Awuni Angwubutoge, who was present at the presentation lauded GladysÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ honesty and noted that there were people of better standing who would not have done what she did.
He commended the CEO for offering the girl employment and appealed to others to emulate his example of rewarding honesty.
Meanwhile, the money is still in the custody of the Nima Police whose Divisional Commander told DAILY GUIDE that after sometime the money would be paid into government chest as stipulated by Legislative Instrument (LI) 704 covering derelict properties in the custody of the Police if nobody comes to claim it.
After the transfer into government chest, if the owner shows up with ample evidence, it would be refunded or returned.
By Stella Danso & Cat Koo