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Some DKM depositors made fraudulent claims, new audit needed - Registrar General

By Michael Eli Dokosi
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Not all the 93,000 claims by 63,000 aggrieved DKM Microfinance Ltd customers is valid according to the Acting Registrar General.

“We realize that the value of the claims was about GH¢120 million, but when we did [an audit], we had a claim of GH¢540 million and that is huge so we suspect that people have put in fraudulent claims. That is why there is a need for verification,” the Acting Registrar General, Jemima Oware submitted.

The Registrar-General’s Department, which is the official liquidator, met affected customers in the Upper East, Upper West and Brong Ahafo regions in a bid to refund monies to the depositors after the firm diverted about GH¢77 million of customers’ deposits into failed projects.

PriceWaterHouseCoopers is set to undertake another audit of the claims before liquidating the company despite the Bank of Ghana (BoG) verifying claims earlier.

Customers are expected to start receiving their deposits from next month.