Youth in Nkoranza have warned the various political parties in the country to desist from campaigning at Nkoranza and its environs in the Brong Ahafo region in 2016.
They further warned that they will prevent supporters of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) from voting in the party’s upcoming primaries.
This threat is as a result of customers who were duped of their monies worth millions of Ghana cedis in the region by some local microfinance institutions.
The Bank of Ghana (BoG) issued a directive preventing the various financial institutions in the region from operating, for flouting the banking act of Ghana, and their finances and other assets were frozen pending investigation.
The four micro finance institutions at the center of controversy include God is Love, DKM micro finance, Jaster motors, and Little Drops Association.
According to the aggrieved customers the political parties such as New Patriotic Party (NPP), NDC, People’s National Convention (PNC), People’s Progress Party (PPP) and others have refused to intervene in the matter, making it difficult to retrieve their monies.
‘We are venting our spleen on the political parties for failing to help solve this scam,’ they pointed out.
The irate customers bemoaned that their business are on the verge of collapsing, saying until they get their monies, they will not vote in the region.
They lamented that the directive has exacerbated their woes, as it has brought untoward financial burden.
One of the customers Koo Ofori explained that some of their colleagues have committed suicide, marriages have been crushed, some church leaders are unable to account for their finances and have gone into hiding.
‘We are telling government that we will oppose any election here, just like we prevented the assembly elections, we will also stop the NDC primaries and any form of elections by the political parties,’ they cautioned.
Meanwhile, the Brong Ahafo Regional Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Christopher Tawiah, who said the Police will not condone any form of criminalities, assured they will ensure that ballot boxes are protected.
‘We will enforce rule of law, and ensure that peace prevail during the NDC primaries as well as the general elections,’ he said.