Godfred Obeng Boateng, the famed University graduate who was scorned by Ghanaian actor, John Dumelo for selling bread on the street has denied any personal relationship with the latter.
Many have suggested that John Dumelo’s alleged ‘spiteful’ post about him was a planned publicity stunt aimed at giving Mr. Boateng’s business visibility. But Mr. Boateng has dismissed these claims, clarifying that he has never had any personal encounter with Dumelo.
According to Mr. Boateng , he only knew Dumelo as a former student of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST); the same institution he had his tertiary education years ago. Godfred Boateng, caught the attention of Ghanaians on social media after Dumelo posted a photo of him hawking on the streets of Accra.
The post has since gone viral, with many questioning Dumelo’s motive for passing such a comment. In the midst of these concerns, some have however suggested that it was a ploy by the two to attract public attention and capitalize on it to market the product which was launched in Accra two months ago.
But Godfred Obeng Boateng is insisting he has never encountered John Dumelo at any level, adding that the actor’s post was basically targeted at mocking him. “I don’t have any relationship with him [John Dumelo], I learnt he was a former Tech [KNUST] student.” “People have been laughing at me from way back so it was normal; it was one of those things.
I just thought it was one of those people who don’t know entrepreneurship, those who don’t know how to create stuff from the scratch. I just took it that he is just laughing at my brand that I was now starting from the scratch.
That was what he was thinking,” Mr. Boateng added. Godfred Obeng Boateng, the CEO of A1 Bakery in the Ashanti Regional capital Kumasi has employed about two hundred young people who work with him at his bakery. The company specifically produces A1 Cake bread and Auntie Mary bread in the Ashanti Region.
It is currently experimenting the performance of the A1 cake bread in Accra as part of plans to expand its operations in the country.