General News of Friday, 13 April 2018
The management of the Microfinance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC) says the Nana Addo government is not interested in witch-hunting former members of MASLOC.
According to the CEO for MASLOC, Stephen Amoah, all they require is professionalism; corporation and hard work to enable him and his team perform their functions.
He said he was not interested in seeing ex-MASLOC boss jailed.
“No one is witch-hunting former MOASLOC boss and her people. What we seek to achieve is to get the work done genuinely and work hard for the country without any corrupts acts”, he said.
A forensic audit of the operations of MASLOC under the John Mahama administration has revealed alleged fraud and financial impropriety.
The report cited the former CEO at MASLOC Sedina Tamakloe Attionu, her predecessor Bertha Sogah for widespread acts of corruption; inflation of prices for projects; and the misappropriation of several millions of cedis.
Other officials including the head of Operations and Finance at MASLOC were not left out of the suspected misappropriation.
The report also indicates that Mrs Tamakloe withdrew ¢500,000 of MASLOC cash invested with Obaatampa Microfinance but failed to pay the amount back into the accounts of MASLOC.
But, speaking on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen Thursday, Mr. Amoah who denied leaking the report to the public indicated he was only ensuring due diligence in their operations.
“I am not interested in seeing someone jailed for nothing. If Sedinam is investigated and is not found guilty, so be it. I think it’s the NDC who are just being petty and showing their propaganda skills by diverting attention.
“When we first detected this issue, I personally called and wanted to meet her and talk to her but she refused and so where from the witch-hunting? I only want the country to progress”, he noted.