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General News of Thursday, 20 October 2016


DKM liquidator denies 6-year-old girl GHC42,000

A six-year-old, Anna-Lisa Afia Yeboah, whose father was said to have used her name to invest for her at embattled DKM Microfinance Company at Nkoranza in the Brong-Ahafo Region, has been refused payment by the liquidator.

This is because according to representatives of the liquidator, she is a minor and could not append her signature to documents.

The father, Richard Dua, a resident of Sunyani, told DAILY GUIDE on phone that he invested GH¢41,930 for her child but as payment began three days ago, he went to the bank with his daughter but after going through all the processes, she was refused payment because according to the officials of the liquidator, the girl is a minor and could not sign her signature.

According to Mr. Dua, during processing and submitting of receipts to the liquidator before the payment date, he made it clear to those who collected the receipts that he did it for his daughter and was asked to swear an affidavit with the child, which he did. He therefore, became shocked yesterday when his daughter was denied the money. The worried father has appealed to the liquidator, Gimima Oware, to intervene personally for the money to be paid.

Some aggrieved customers of the company whose investments seem to have gone down the drain, have been inundating the premises of the GCB Bank, Fidelity and the Agriculture Development Banks in Sunyani, Techiman, Nkoranza and Wench since Monday to collect part payments of their invested capitas.

However, more of the customers were unhappy because they claimed that the monies they received did not meet their expectations.

A representative of the liquidator at GCB Bank main branch in Sunyani, Lucy Eshun, told DAILY GUIDE that on the first day, the bank would pay 350 people whilst on subsequent days, 500 people would receive their monies. The customers were put in three categories, A, B C, and would be paid in that order.

According to some of the customers who received their monies, they were told that all those whose deposits were GH¢10,000 and above would not get all but were given only GH¢3,500 each; but those whose threshold was below GH¢10,000 would be paid everything. There was no further explanation from the officials as to when the rest would be paid.