The Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC has formally informed law enforcement agencies about the actions of Chinese firm Chy Century Heng Yue Group Limited and Sairui E-Commerce Ghana Limited.
This was after the Commission established that it was operating without the required license.
Deborah Mawuse Agyemfra who is the Deputy-Director General in charge of legal issues at SEC, speaking in an interview said: "We have informed the law enforcement agencies to carry out their own investigations and take whatever steps they have to take in making sure that the Ghanaian investors are protected."
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Meanwhile, SEC has cautioned the public against activities of Chy Century Heng Yue Group Limited and Sairui E-Commerce Ghana Limited.
SEC in a statement said the "Public is hereby put on notice that CHY CENTURY HENG YUE GROUP LIMITED/SAIRUI E-COMMERCE GHANA LIMITED have not been licensed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to carry out any Capital Market activity including investing or trading for returns as mandated by Section 3 of the Securities Industry Act, 2016 (Act 929)."
CHY CENTURY HENG YUE GROUP LIMITED/SAIRUI E-COMMERCE GHANA LIMITED are therefore not regulated by the SEC. The General Public is advised to be cautious with investing in unlicensed products. The General and investing Public is further advised to consult the SEC through its toll-free line number 0800100065 or main line number 0302768970-2 to confirm the licensing status of any firm offering products or services relating to investments in the Capital Market.
The SEC wishes to reassure all Market Operators, Investors and the General Public that it is dedicated to ensuring rigorous implementation of all the rules for operators in the Capital Market in order to promote the orderly growth and development of an efficient, fair and transparent securities market in which investors and the integrity of the market are protected.
This Public Interest Warning is issued pursuant to Sections 3 and 208(c) of the Securities Industry Act, 2016 (Act 929).