General News of Wednesday, 7 February 2018
Source: Daniel Kaku
The Brong Ahafo Regional Youth Organiser hopeful of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Efo Worlanyo Tsekpo has challenged President Akufo-Addo’s administration to as a matter of urgency arrest the former President, Mr. John Mahama and his wife Mrs. Lordina Mahama based on the premise that they were owners of DKM and other microfinance companies which were closed down by the Bank of Ghana.
It would be recalled that in 2015 the Bank of Ghana (BoG) suspended the operations of the above two companies (DKM and Care for Humanity) and some others for flouting the rules governing the operations of the microfinance business in the country.
The action revealed loss of cash deposits by thousands of Ghanaians who had invested in those companies.
A statement issued by the NDC Youth Activist and copied to GhanaWeb indicated that the customers of the affected banks have been neglected by the current government after they were promised by New Patriotic Party (NPP) prior to the 2016 elections to help them retrieve their locked up money if voted into power.
He added that the customers are highly disappointed in the NPP government for not fulfilling its 2016 campaign promise.
Efo Worlanyo revealed that prior to the 2016 elections the then Presidential Candidate for the NPP and now President of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo made a emphatic statement in the Region that the affected banks belong to Mr. John Mahama and his wife Mrs. Lordina Mahama.
He is therefore challenging President Akufo-Addo to arrest Mr. John Mahama and his wife since He President Akufo-Addo stated that the banks belong to them.
He has therefore alleged that the some NPP bigwigs in the Region have bought some properties of the Chief Executive Officers of the affected banks.
“Just last week I was reliably informed Major Derrick Oduro who made lots of noise about the financial meltdown while in opposition has also bought Jasta Radio which belong to the CEO of Jasta motors”, he explained.
He applauded former President John Mahama for appointing an Independent Liquidator at then to sell the assets of the said owners of the banks and pay all those who were victims.
Efo Worlanyo is therefore challenging President Akufo-Addo to honour his promise and retrieve all the monies for the affected customers and call his party members to order to amassing properties of the affected banks owners.
Below is the full statement;
ARREST JOHN MAHAMA NOW!
It is a fact that power corrupts and absolute power corrupt absolutely.
Power and its associated juicy benefits most at times make people forget of those made them gain access to power.
One of the major cause of our defeat as a party in the 2016 election happens to be the tragic meltdown of most of our financial institutions in the country especially in Brong Ahafo region
The meltdown of DKM, God is love, Care for Humanity, Perfect Edge, Jaster motors, little drops and many others led to lost of lives and collapse of businesses in the country.
When the issue was tabled before President John Mahama he appointed an independent liquidator to sell the assets of the said owners of the fun clubs to enable her pay all those who were victims of the meltdown.
The liquidator did well and started making payments before we lost the 2016 elections.
Prior to the election, Npp made lots of noise about the DKM issue especially the Npp Brong Ahafo MPs took advantage of the pain we were going through together as a region and really made political gains from us.
The Npp and President Nana Addo, then candidate Nana Addo in Berekum was clear and emphatic that the fun clubs belong to JM and Lordina and should he become the president he will see to it that within the first three months our monies will be paid with interest.
But Npp changed the rhythm of the song after they won the election in 2016.
Instead of paying the customers of the various fun clubs, the finance minister said the wouldn’t pay because it is not in their manifesto.
Shortly afterwards we heard the Brong Ahafo Regional Minister instead of pushing for payments to be made he decided to buy the DKM head office in Sunyani at the cost of 7.5million Ghana cedis for himself as claimed by his regional youth organizer.
Just last week I was reliably informed Major Derrick Oduro who made lots of noise about the financial meltdown while in opposition has also bought Jasta Radio which belong to the CEO of Jasta motors.
These clearly shows that the Npp never intend to facilitate the payments for the people who they deceived for their votes
Maxwell Mahama the Special aid to the Brong Ahafo regional minister made it clear that the only fun club they recognize is DKM but with others they have to fight their own battle.
Its very pathetic to hear that those who are suppose to champion the release of the money are now relaxed buying the properties of the accused persons.
Yesterday I read and heard the owners of the DKM and others should be arrested.
So am just reminding the Npp not to change their stand on the ownership of businesses which they claim is John Mahama and his wife.
Since it’s courts ruling, they shouldn’t forget their claim that JM and Lordina are the owners of the fun clubs and they must obey the courts ruling and arrest them by tomorrow.
I was a happy man in Techiman when the former president himself said Nana Addo and his entire police force should arrest him if they find out that he has a hand in the DKM saga.
It was their major campaign promise and i urge Nana and his Npp to fulfill their promises to the people of Brong Ahafo and should stop hiding behind JM and the former first lady for cover.
They should stop amassing the properties of the accused persons for themselves and pay the fun club customers as soon as possible because that was the reason they were voted into power.
I am a Citizen and not a Spectator.