I will pay customers whose funds are locked up when I am president - John Mahama
The flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress also reproached the incumbent government for liquidating most of the Ghanaian companies.
John Dramani Mahama has assured to pay customers who have their locked up investment in any of the collapsed Banks, Savings and Loans, and Microfinance companies when he is president in 2020.
Series of demonstrations have been held in the Ashanti Region and parts of the world where Ghanaians have threatened to vote out Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo and the New Patriotic Party government for failing to attend to their pleas following his promise of retrieving their monies in the collapsed financial institutions in Ghana.
Although the government has made known that 98 percent of customers who have their monies bolted in the liquidated banks have been paid yet majority of traders have refuted claims saying they are yet to receive their monies.
At a Townhall meeting at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), the former President of Ghana has guaranteed that if the NDC is voted to power in December, he will settle every customer of his money.
“Nine banks, 27 savings companies, and more than 300 micro-companies have collapsed within four years. We only talk about people who have their funds locked up, what of those who worked there. Where are they now? Some are facing unforeseen disasters because of the challenges.
“What we are going to do is to empower the current businesses and create more jobs to help limit the unemployment rate in the country.
“There are rumors that 98 percent of monies have been paid but the people are complaining that nothing has been received. I promise that when I resume power next year, everyone will receive their monies,” he pledged.
The flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress also reproached the incumbent government for its 'shut down and failing to recompense contractors habit' who were on duty during the NDC regime. According to him, the Ministry of Roads and Transport has their document of proof of payment yet the Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo’s led administration has denied them of what they deserve.
“The NDC is not interested in liquidating any company for the reason that the owner is not a part of us. Every Ghanaian with a business will employ compatriots as workers to limit the unemployment rate in the country.
“That is the government’s initiative in resolving the challenge. The new NDC government delights in creating jobs and not putting an end to individual business. Ask every Ghanaian that for the past four years, how have they fared in terms of businesses and they will tell you, things are worse.
“Majority of them have lost the businesses. Especially for construction companies. The majority of them worked for the government without pay. They have their certificates at the Ministries, which is evident that the government has to pay them even when we left office. For four years, they have stopped working and are been owed because a new political party took over.
“Some are dead, others have suffered strokes and the majority have their marriages collapsed because of this hardship which is unfortunate.”