Menzgold: Let’s learn our lessons – Akufo-Addo

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File photo: Menzgold customers demonstrate
File photo: Menzgold customers demonstrate

Ghanaians should learn their lessons following the collapse of gold dealership firm Menzgold, president Akufo-Addo said Thursday.

Touching on the issue for the first time in his 2019 State of the Nation Address, Akufo-Addo described the Menzgold saga as a tragic phenomenon which has hit a lot of Ghanaians, “in spite of warnings from official institutions.”

He promised justice will be metered out to those behind the scheme.

“What happened in the Menzgold saga, I admonish all Ghanaians to learn the necessary lessons for the future, even as State institutions work to bring a resolution to the matter, and those who are seen to have indulged in criminal activities, are brought to justice,” Akufo-Addo assured.

Demonstrations

Some aggrieved customers have warned that the Tarkwa demonstration in the Western region was the last peaceful protest they would hold.

According to them, the next series of demonstrations they would be embarking on would be disruptive to force the government to respond to their sordid plight.

“We are not going to sit down today or tomorrow to let Nana Appiah Mensah dupe us. We are not going to tolerate that. From today, this is the last demonstration and if we do not hear anything from the government we are going to do our worst,” one of the demonstrators said.

Another added: “The government has been sitting down doing nothing. This is just the tip of the iceberg. If we don’t hear anything from the president, if we don’t hear anything from the government we shall do our worst. They should take this as a caution.”

Security Analysts have warned the frustration of the aggrieved customers Menzgold, could result in a full blown civil war in Ghana.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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