The Bank of Ghana (BoG) has identified some 10 unlicensed microfinance institutions operating in the country and has warned the public to desist from doing business with any of them.
[contextly_sidebar id=”fisqz9xMY1V0F4AShvtHqKxsLGsKxJaU”]The institutions identified are,
- Care for Humanity International,
- Bouyant Investment Limited,
- God is love Fun Club,
- Perfect Edge Group,
- Perfect Business Fun Club.
- P.M. Ey3 Adom Fun Club,
- Creative Fun Club,
- Little Drops Helping Hand Association,
- Financial Giants Fun Club
- Great Winners Fun Club.
These companies are operating in Wa, Sunyani,Techiman, Nkoranza, Koforidua, Ho, Brekum, Bolgatanga, Kete Krachi and Dambai.
According to BOG, it is not responsible for the liabilities that may arise from the activities of such companies as their operations are contrary to section 4 of the Banking Act 2004.
‘’A number of microfinance institutions seem to equate visibility with viability and have embarked on some branch expansion without the needed capital; thus putting customers deposits at risk.’’ BoG’s Head of Other Financial Institutions Supervisory Department, Raymond Amanfu said.
According to him, the central bank will leave no stone unturned in clamping down on such illegal companies.
By: Lorrencia Nkrumah/citifmonline.com/Ghana