But for the timely intervention of security personnel, the Minister for Water Resource, Works and Housing, Alhaji Collins Dauda and Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, Eric Opoku would have been lynched by some irate youth at Nkoranza.
The reason for their action was triggered by what they say is the Regional Minister’s failure to help them redeem their monies from DKM and God is Love fun club.
God is Love Fun Club and DKM are part of a number of financial institutions banned by the Bank of Ghana for operating without permit.
Since the ban took effect, persons who invested in the companies have appealed to various authorities to help them recover monies they saved in them, but their calls have fallen on deaf ears.
They have even decided to boycott the upcoming District Assembly Elections and have called on the dreadful Kumasi deity ‘Antoa Nyamaa’ to punish anyone in the town who would cast a vote in the upcoming elections.
So when the two men, according to Akyaa FM’s reporter, Kwame Bamfo Agyei, came on a working visit to the Nkoranza Municipal Assembly, the youth found it as an opportunity to vent their spleen.
He said the machete-wielding youth, acting on behalf of a person who saved with the financial companies, beseeched the Assembly; held Alhaji Collins Dauda and Eric Opoku hostage until their monies are paid them.
But the Ministers, the reporter noted, managed to escape with the help of their security men and sped off in their cars leaving the media who went with them behind.
Kwame Bamfo Agyei added that since the Regional Minister and his colleague were able to escape, the youth are holding the media hostage until their demands are met.
He said the irate youth have vowed to detain the journalists until their monies are retrieved from the two micro-finance companies.