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Ghana: Traders With Locked-Up Funds to Resume Picketing Tomorrow After No Present From Deputy Finance Minister

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The Locked-up Funding Holders Discussion board has struggled to achieve an viewers with Finance Minister Dr. Mohammed Adam, regardless of sending a petition and a reminder to his ministry.

Traders with locked-up funds will resume picketing the Finance Ministry on Wednesday, June 5, and proceed each Wednesday till their issues are addressed. This choice follows the failure of Deputy Minister Dr. Stephen Amoah to honour his promise to fulfill with the aggrieved traders.

The Locked-up Funding Holders Discussion board first picketed the Ministry of Finance on Wednesday, Could 15, 2024, demanding that the Finance Minister make monetary provisions for the cost of depositors’ funds with bancrupt finance homes and financial savings & loans corporations, enabling the Financial institution of Ghana to revoke their licenses and pay depositors. Throughout that protest, the Deputy Minister met with the management and guaranteed them that he would comply with up on their issues. Nevertheless, almost every week after this promise, no motion was taken, prompting the traders to tell the police of their intention to protest once more on Could 22.

A day earlier than the scheduled protest, the Deputy Minister referred to as the Convener, Dr. Adu Anane Antwi, requesting a gathering upon his return from a visit on April 27. This second promise led the protesters to droop the picketing on Could 22 and Could 29, 2024, to permit for the promised assembly.

Nevertheless, in a latest assertion, Dr. Anane-Antwi expressed disappointment, saying, “Sadly, the Ministry of Finance has not referred to as us for the assembly the Deputy Minister promised to have with us.” He added, “We are going to resume picketing on Wednesday, June 5, 2024, and proceed each Wednesday till we get a decision to the cost of our locked-up funds.”