The Ga West Municipal Chief Executive, Sam Atukwei Quaye, has endorsed the leading product of Twellium Industrial Company Limited, Rush Energy drink, and described as “wicked”, rumours making rounds on social media against the drink produced in Ghana.
He said the rumours were calculated to tarnish the image of the company which was providing employment to residents of the Ga West municipality and boosting the local economy.
Speaking at a news conference at the company’s premises at Medie, Mr Quaye said the assembly, apart from other safety checks done by the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) and the Ghana Standard Authority (GSA), had conducted its own checks which showed the drink was safe for consumption.
His comments followed unfounded rumours making rounds on social media, especially whatsapp that Rush energy drink contained poisonous chemicals and had killed more than 180 people in Nigeria, where it was purported to be shipped from.
Mr. Quaye expressed the suspicion that the rumours were deliberately put in the public domain by some “faceless” persons seeking to derail the gains the company was making.
He said the opponents should rather engage in healthy competition in order to make meaningful contribution to the country’s economy.
Mr. Quaye pledged his commitment to the development of the area and called on the security agencies to take steps to investigate the rumours, saying they had the potential to destroy the company.
Mr. Mohammed Kawtharani, Managing Director of Twellium who took the media on a tour of the facility, said the drink met all the standards and could not have been compromised.
“Our company is a health-conscious, law abiding and environmentally-friendly institution that places the health of its customers above everything it does”, Mr. Kawtharani stressed.
According to him, the company’s commitment to industry standards was supported by periodic checks by the FDA and the GSA.
He revealed that the company would by the end of the year, start canning the Rush energy drink to give their clients variety.
By Julius Yao Petetsi