Former President John Mahama has promised to pay the principals invested by Menzgold customers should he win the 7 December 2020 polls.
According to the presidential candidate of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), his next government will launch an investigation into the collapsed of Menzgold and top up whatever assets are left of it to pay the principals of the investors because they are Ghanaians who deserve to be protected by the state.
Mr Mahama made the promise in an interview with Accra-based Power FM on Thursday, 3 December 2020.
Mr Mahama’s promise comes a few days after the Coalition of Aggrieved Customers of Menzgold urged its members to vote for him in Monday’s general polls following the government’s failure to pay their locked-up funds.
Mr Mahama had earlier promised to vigorously pursue and retrieve the locked-up investments of the defunct gold dealership firm.
The coalition noted at a press conference at the weekend that “we have carried out a series of public protests. The government has totally neglected our call and instead, has its ministers and communicators call us names such as greedy people, and other unprintable ones that are not worth repeating.”
“We want to use this opportunity to thank former President Mahama for his compassion and commitment to assist us retrieve our investment should we give him the power on 7th December 2020 and this we pledge our support to. We, therefore, urge every customer to mobilise, at least, 10 additional voters to vote for John Mahama on 7th December 2020 to make this a reality.”