Collins Dauda Chased Out of Nkoranza

But for the timely intervention of security personnel, the Minister for Water Resources, Works and Housing, Alhaji Collins Dauda and Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, Eric Opoku would have been lynched by some irate youth at Nkoranza. The action was triggered by what they say is the Regional Minister’s failure to help them redeem their monies from DKM and God is Love Fun Club. God is Love Fun Club and DKM are part of a number of financial institutions banned by the Bank of Ghana for operating without permit. Since the ban took effect, persons who invested in the companies have appealed to various authorities to help them recover monies they saved in them but their calls have fallen on deaf ears. They have even decided to boycott the upcoming District Assembly Elections and have called on the dreaded Kumasi deity ‘Antoa Nyamaa’ to punish anyone in the town who would cast a vote in the upcoming elections. So when the two men, according to local radio station Akyaa FM’s reporter Kwame Bamfo Agyei, came on a working visit at the Nkoranza Municipal Assembly, the youth took advantage to vent their spleen. Kwame Agyei said the machete wielding youth acting on behalf of persons who saved with the financial companies stormed the Assembly, held Ahaji Collins Dauda and Eric Opoku hostage and vowed to stay until their monies are paid them. The Ministers managed to escape with the help of their security men and sped off in their cars leaving the media who went with them behind, according to the reporter. Kwame Bamfo Agyei added that since the Regional Minister and his colleague were able to escape, the youth are holding the media hostage until their demands are met. He said the irate youth have vowed to detain the journalists until their monies are retrieved from the two micro-finance companies.