Some farmers at Kenyasi in Asutifi District of Brong Ahafo have petitioned President Mills to help them to retrieve their monies from the liquidated Kenyasi branch of Tano Rural Bank.
They said their monies totaling GH˘ 110,579.00 were deposited at the bank on behalf of the farmers by Newmont Ghana Gold limited as compensation for their lands acquired, for safe keeping but the bank liquidated and disappeared.
In a copy of the petition made available to the Ghana News Agency, Abena Pomaah, the group’s spokesperson who presented the petition to Mr Eric Opoku, Deputy Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, said they had tried several avenues including the court for the past six years to retrieve their monies but had not yielded any fruitful results.
“We are therefore making this passionate appeal to your office to help us retrieve our monies”, she said.
The farmers said the “sudden disappearance of the bank” had worsened their plight, making it difficult for them to further the education of their wards and to meet other important personal needs.
“As a result of the loss of our money, our children have dropped out of school and have joined galamsey and chain saw operators in the area”, Mr Awal Iddrisu, one of the farmers said.
Mr Opoku expressed dismay and worry about the incident and assured them that the necessary investigations would be conducted and the matter resolved soon.
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