Former President John Dramani Mahama has said the Akufo-Addo administration played ‘sakawa’ game with customers of the collapsed banks and finance companies.
He said the government was not interested in paying the customers until after the National Democratic Congress (NDC) had decided to do so in their manifesto for this year’s elections.
The NDC’s flagbearer described the move to pay the customers as ‘a sakawa game’ being played by the government.
The government has announced through the Receiver Eric Nana Nipah that all the customers of the failed finance companies were going to be paid in cash.
But addressing separate rallies in Tuobodom, Krobo, Aworowa and Techiman, all in the Bono East Region over the weekend, Mr Mahama said, “We said in our manifesto that we are going to fully pay these customers, then just recently government told us that they have changed their mind and will fully pay the customers.
“So all these while government had the financial muscle to pay these customers and they were playing Sakawa game with them that they will pay them after five years. Okay, pay them but what about those who are dead because of the agony they went through over their locked up capital?
“Will the government raise them from the dead and pay them and those who are sick and bedridden?” he quizzed.