Private legal practitioner and a member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Abraham Amaliba, has said the decision by the government to pay all customers of the collapsed Microfinance Companies their deposits is a result of the NDC’s promise to pay depositors should the party be elected in the December polls.
Mr Amalbia said the government was unwilling to address the needs and concerns of the customers regarding the matter until after the NDC’s flagbearer, John Mahama promised to pay them.
To that end, he said, the customers and Ghanaians, in general, should thank Mr Mahama for the latest twist.
The government has said in line with its commitment to protect depositors funds and to shore up public confidence in the financial system, it has made available to the Receiver of the failed Micro Finance Companies as well as the Official Liquidator of the Micro Credit Companies in official liquidation a combination of cash and commercial paper totalling approximately GH¢6.49billion to fully settle the valid depositor claims.
But Mr Amaliba told Johnnie Hughes on TV 3’s New Day, Wednesday September 16 that “Today the customers that are going to be paid their moneys should know that it is as a result of God-fearing John Mahama that they are going to be paid.”
“The people who are going to receive their moneys today know that it was a certain John Mahama who advocated for these moneys to be paid,” he added.