UNIK LIFE Microfinance, one of the collapsed microfinance companies in Ghana is set to pay its depositors, after management and board of the company successfully concluded discussions with the Receiver, Eric Nana Nipa, to enable the Company begin the process of paying of all depositors funds. The company has scheduled to start the payment from tomorrow, Wednesday, 28th August.
It would be recalled that the BOG in a recent move aimed at cleaning up the micro finance subsector of the economy added UNIKLIFE to the list of insolvent micro finance companies in the country and revoked the operating licenses of such organization. UNIKLIFE, however, insisted that it was solvent and ready to work with the BOG to correct the minor infractions that the BOG noted in its OFSID report
The Directors of Uniklife maintained that they DO NOT want the Government of Ghana to spend a pesewa of scarce tax payer’s money to bail the company out when it had enough funds to do so by itself.
According to the Executive Director of UNIKLIFE, Kwame Adu- Mante, the Management has concluded arrangements with the BOG’s appointed receiver, Eric Nana Nipa of the PWC to pay all depositors beginning this Wednesday, 28 August.
Mr Adu – Mante explained that UNIKLIFE is a structured, well – functioning corporate brand that had no liquidity issues. He said “We at UNIKLIFE support all efforts by the BOG to clean up the micro finance space to restore some sanity into the system but we found it a bit surprising that we were added to the list of insolvent companies.”
According to the management, 92% of its depositors will be paid from Wednesday under the supervision of the RECEIVER, ERIC NANA NIPA.
Mr Adu – Mante said the management of UNIKLIFE met most depositors including the top 10 depositors on the proposed payment plan, on 15th August 2019 at the offices of Uniklife.
“We have contacted all other depositors to meet management and staff on the scheduled date for this exercise to be conducted.” He Added
Regarding the loan recovery, the Executive Director explained that the management is recovering all loans as per loan repayment schedules agreed with customers. “We have recovered over GHS150,000.00 in June and July only” Adu-Mante said.
He was quick to add that UNIKLIF MICRO FINANCE had a very tolerable and relatively low rate of non-performing loans.
He expressed profound appreciation to the receiver and the BOG for the corporation and hoped that the process will go on smoothly to ensure some reinjection of confidence in the sector.