The affected customers of DKM Diamond Microfinance have commended President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for paying their locked-up funds.
In a statement issued by the affected customers and signed by their spokesperson Mr Maxwell Mahama, the group said President Akufo-Addo “has fulfilled and honoured the pledge he made to all affected customers at Nkoranza, Techiman and Sunyani during the round up to the 2016 general elections”.
“He promised to pay, in full, depositors’ liquidator claims and, indeed, he has done same.”
The statement also revealed: “About 13,000 affected customers are receiving, in full, and final payments of all lost deposits”.
“We have received messages and copies of lists from the official liquidator indicating our scheduled dates, unique codes, our account numbers, branches we had made our deposits, and presently Ghana Commercial Banks in Sunyani, namely: (Sunyani Main and Sunyani Market branches) to receiving our deposits.”
The affected customers continued: “All you need is to go to the Bank and present your information to the representatives of the Official Liquidator and the money is paid into your personal account.”
The statement added: “On behalf of all affected customers of DKM, I say ayekooo Mr President.”
Meanwhile, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has cautioned the general public against investing in financial institutions that are not licensed by the Bank of Ghana (BoG) or the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which “will put us in a difficult position.”
Speaking on Techiman-based Classic FM, Nana Akufo-Addo said: “It is important to find out whether a scheme is licensed by Bank of Ghana, Securities and Exchange Commission or whether it is legitimate.”
According to Nana Akufo-Addo, the erstwhile Mahama administration started paying some customers who had their monies locked up in DKM and his regime is doing the same thing, with the assurance that every customer would be paid by the end of September this year.