Deaf Association threatens to disrupt NDC congress

NDC Rally 2015 File photo

Wed, 4 Nov 2015 Source: Daily Guide

Deaf and dumb groups in Nkoranza in the Brong-Ahafo Region are threatening to disrupt the NDC parliamentary primaries come 21st November, as they continue with their protest over the freezing of their investments with some microfinance companies in the region.

The deaf and dumb groups are part of hundreds of people whose monies have been locked up in the accounts of God Is Love Fun Club, Little Drops Association, Care For Humanity, DKM and Jasters Moters Investment following the suspension of their operations by the Bank of Ghana.

A leader of the agitating groups, Akomea Kankam, said as far as they are concerned, if their concerns are not addressed within seven days, they are not going to allow elections in the region to come on and that they are starting with the NDC primaries.

A secretary to one of the groups, Okwan Sekyi, also added: “We have planned and we have advised ourselves that no election, including the NDC primaries and any other election in the country, will be allowed to come on in BA if we are not paid our monies seven days from now. They should try us and see.”

“These institutions created employment for about thousand people in the region and Ghana as a whole; and as we speak, about 99% of the people in the region have their monies with them and they are not getting them back. So the entire region is waging this campaign,” he added.

The president of the Deaf and Dumb Association in the region, Akwesi Darty, said their Association has its money with God Is Love Fun Club and that they are not getting it back, adding, “some of them [their members] have died while others can’t pay their school fees and are still at home.”

He continued: “I am a member of the NDC party, and I can say most of our people are also members. I brought them all into it and my own party in power is doing this to us. If we don’t have our money we are not going to vote again. We are in support of the youth. I am a strong member and nobody is going to vote for the NDC again in the region,” he stressed.

The sign language was interpreted by Yaw Atta, a sign language teacher.

Source: Daily Guide