The Chief Excecutive Officer of McDan group of companies, Daniel McKorley has pointed out how the attitudes and behaviours of some Ghanaian workers are contributing to the collapse and winding up of most companies or businesses in Ghana.
An interview which was granted by Joy FM to the Ghanaian entrepreneur believes that the problem is behavioural and attitudinal and this is what we have lived with for all these years and that is what makes his heart bleeds. He said we are living in a country whereby we talk about the wrong so much that the wrong becomes right.
All over from the top to down, we echo the wrong so much that the wrong becomes justified which he put some of the blame at the doorstep of the media and some journalist.
Daniel Mckortey gave some practical incidents/examples which happened under his own roof.
An Incident of One of His General Managers
He said he employed a guy to manage one of his companies as a general manager. And this manager stole so much money that one day, an incident happened and somebody had to use the car of the general manager. When they sent the car to the washing bay they found out that the general manager had receipts under his seat. So he had his own receipt and the company’s receipt which he issued to customers. When he was investigated, busted and sacked, he took the company’s documents that he superintended over to Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) that the company was not paying the right taxes so the company had to be investigated. This general manager was the one who was supposed to suppervise that the company paid the right taxes.
One of His Finance Managers Also Did This
The businessman also has a finance department. And continuously for a whole year, the finance manager was giving him wrong accounts not knowing the finance manager was building a story building from the companies’ coffers without the knowledge of anyone. Then he asked the finance manager why the entity had over 17 million in debt, the rest was a story.
So the problem or the question is, why don’t we have some Ghanaian companies listed among the top 100 companies in Africa? There is no one Ghanaian homegrown company in it. So he asked. WHY?
He however said the top and middle-level managers are collapsing almost every company in Ghana. He knows this very well because he built his business from the street and lives with it every single day.
His First Class Auto-Shop Was Run to The Ground
The businessman also built a first-class auto shop in the country and employed the best expertise in the country to manage it and within six months, the manager was having another auto shop somewhere and all his tools and diagnoses machines were all missing. Tools and equipment which worth millions of pounds to acquire to establish the auto shop.
So basically, these are some of the reasons why most Ghanaian men prefer to hire foreign nationals to run or manage their businesses for them. The case not different from the multinational of foreign companies.