New Patriotic Party flagbearer has assured defrauded customers of some microfinance companies in the Brong Ahafo Region that he will retrieve all monies they lost if he is elected in November.
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo gave the promise during his interaction with the chiefs and people of Busunya in the Nkoranza North constituency, to end his 5-day tour of the Region.
DKM Microfinance Company and four others, namely Little Drops Financial Services, God is Love Fun Club, Jaster Motors and Investment Limited and Care for Humanity Fun Club, which turned out to be Ponzi schemes, took deposits from clients, paid huge unsustainable interests on the deposits and later bolted with clients' investments when the companies became insolvent.
This situation is reported to have negatively affected the economic, social and political activities in the Region.
It is believed that some customers have died out of frustration while some have become completely bankrupt, living as paupers.
After series of demonstrations, government through the Bank of Ghana (BoG) intervened and froze the assets of the companies in its bid to retrieve the monies.
But the matter has still not been resolved and there is a perception that government did not do enough to protect the interest of customers.
However, Nana Akufo-Addo as an immediate measure to bring respite to the people said he will retrieve their monies if voted to power.
“If voted as President, I will do everything in my power to get your monies back to you,” he told the ecstatic crowd.
The NPP leader was skeptical about government’s ability to retrieve the money since “it’s been promises galore by President Mahama”.
Nana Akufo-Addo called on the people of Brong Ahafo to vote massively for him in the upcoming election for total redemption from the incompetent Mahama administration.
He concluded by thanking the people of the Region for the massive support they showed him during his 5-day visit.