- An estimated GHC2.11 billion has been recently paid to customers of defunct savings and loan companies in Ghana
- Till date, the total amount paid to customers of collapsed companies stands at GHC5.66 billion
- It has been projected that all such clients would be paid latest by the end of May 2020
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Information available to YEN.com.gh shows that GHC2.11 billion has been paid to customers of defunct savings and loan companies as well as medium and small-scale enterprises in Ghana.
Again, about GHS2.95 billion in zero-rated coupon bonds, which are debt instruments, has been paid to customers whose funds were locked up as a result of the financial sector crisis.
The total amount of money paid to date, therefore, stands at GHC5.66 billion.
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Per a report by classfmonline.com, 297,000 customers are expected to receive payments after validation of claims.
According to the official liquidator, Eric Nana Nipah, about 290,000 customers, representing 98% of individual customers, will be paid fully in cash whilst the remaining 2% will receive their payments in cash and bonds.
The Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, added that hopefully, the Receiver would have settled all claims by the end of May 2020.
He explained that “they want to conclude the final second level validation of GHS340 million and make payment accordingly.”
Total claims made at the end of the extended deadline were GHS6.4 billion.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that members of the Coalition of Aggrieved Fund Management Customers are calling on the government to come to their aid as a matter of urgency.
According to them, the government should immediately release funds to pay them as the outbreak of the coronavirus has worsened their plight.
The customers of the 53 fund managers, some of who reside in Accra, Tema and Kumasi, explained that their living conditions have been worsened by the outbreak.
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