Ghana's most popular television current affairs news talk show "Asem Yi Di Ka" which airs on ATV from Monday-Friday at 3PM-5PM is currently touring the Brong Ahafo and some other regions of Ghana.
The tour is to tackle and interact with viewers on some of the challenges people go through outside the capital. One major problem that took the crew to Teshieman in the Brong Ahafo region is the issue involving the Bank of Ghana and DKM Microfinance.
The show on Monday was telecast live from the Techiman community center with frustrated customers of financial companies with frozen accounts flooding in to share their grievance with the host Speaker Nana Fianko and some leaders of this country including MP for Nkronza North Major Derek Oduro, Hon. Adjei Mensah- MP for Techiman South, Yiadom Boakye-NPP Parliamentary candidate for Techiman South, Nana Afena Nketia Twafohene of Techiman and Nana Afiriyie the Tuobodom Sanaahemaa to assist them get their monies released to them.
The Bank of Ghana froze the accounts of some microfinance companies including DKM and God is Love in May this year. They were accused of violating the Banking Act.
The Bank of Ghana said the companies failed to comply with the terms and conditions stipulated in its licence, as well as holding insufficient assets to meet its liabilities to depositors.
Customers are the worst affected by the Bank of Ghana’s action with recent reports having about three people who had accounts with the financial institutions dead due to their inability to access their money, the MP for Nkronza North Major Derek Oduro has confirmed.
Most affected customers from Techiman have vowed not to take part in the general election this year if their monies are not released to them.
Source: ATV News
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