Members of the Coalition of Aggrieved Customers of Menzgold have called on all customers of the defunct gold dealership firm as well as their families and friends, to go out and register for the new voter card, which is currently ongoing across the country, to enable them vote on 7 December 2020.
“This is a very urgent and important call on all our members so that we can be part of the decision to determine which group of people will run the affairs of this nation in view of what has happened to our locked-up investments in Menzgold and other financial institutions,” the coalition said in a letter to its members and all former customers of the company.
All customers, according to the letter, “should see the ongoing exercise as an important national duty and must comply as such. Your vote is your power. As customers, our money shall determine our votes on 7 December 2020.”
Customers of the defunct firm have had their investments locked up after the Security and Exchanges Committee (SEC) closed down Menzgold over regulatory issues in 2018.
Several demonstrations and pickets to get back their locked-up investments have proved futile.
Just on Tuesday, the Coalition of Aggrieved Customers of Collapsed Banks also said all its members will painstakingly participate in the Electoral Commission’s ongoing voter registration exercise so they can vote out the Akufo-Addo government, which has made their lives nothing but miserable.
At a press conference in Bolgatanga, Upper East Region on Tuesday, the group said: “As a result of our disappointment, we are, by this press conference here in Bolgatanga, encouraging all our over 2,500 members in the Upper East and, by extension, all depositors in the country who have their monies locked up in these collapsed banks, microfinance and savings and loans companies, to defy the consequences of COVID-19 and join the queues, no matter the restrictions you may encounter, and get registered to be able to vote against the government, who has decided to make our lives miserable by withholding our hard-earned money for God knows how long without any justified cause”.
“Nobody should expect us, victims of this government’s wickedness in the financial sector, to turn around and praise the same government that has rendered our lives miserable”, the angry customers said.