From Richard Owusu-Akyaw, Kumasi .
This development has compelled First Allied Savings and Loans to shut down.
Numbering about 200, they marched from the Children’s Park to Adum, and headed to the Ashanti Regional Coordinating Council, where they presented their petition to the Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei-Mensah.
Pouring their grievances in the Ashanti regional capital, Kumasi, the demonstrators, who were wearing red bands on their wrists and heads, wielded placards with inscriptions which read: “We Can’t Sleep”, ” We are hungry”, “First Allied we need our cash”, and “BOG comes to our aid” amongst others.
Presenting their petition to the Ashanti Regional Minister, the leader of the protesters, Mr Stephen Owusu, appealed to President Akufo-Addo to come to their aid, since their monies are locked up.
He said: “We have been trying to withdraw monies, but all our efforts have proved futile.”
Mr Owusu further told the Ashanti Regional Minister that First Allied has gone into liquidation, and appealed to the government to assist them withdraw their funds from the embattled bank.
On his part, Mr. Osei-Mensah told the demonstrators they he would forward their grievances to the economic management committee for appropriate action to be taken on it.