An angry customer of uniCredit Ghana Limited, on Tuesday (November 20, 2018) blocked the entrance of the company’s Head Office located at Ridge in the Greater Accra Region.
This was the customer’s way of getting the company to pay him his deposit and that of other clients who thronged the office to demand their monies.
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The customers say they have been unable to make withdrawals for over a month now, a situation they describe as unbearable.
Mr Kofi Agyei, who blocked the company’s entrance with his car, has promised not to allow any car to enter or leave the premises until he receives over GHS30, 000 from uniCredit.
In an interview with Accra-based Class FM, Mr Agyei said: “I’ve been saving with uniCredit for some time now, but since September, I’ve been trying to get money for my contract but when I come, they say: ‘Come tomorrow, we’ll organise it for you, come today we’ll organise it for you’. I was here last week and they assured me they will pay my money but they didn’t. So, I’m still here and I even blocked the entrance with my car, I’ll not allow any car to enter”.
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Mr Agyei said the managers of uniCredit have told him that they can only afford to give him GHS5,000 of his over GHS30,000 deposit, but he has refused to take the money until the mangers of the facility sign an undertaken to pay him his full deposit at an agreed date.
Last month, a frustrated man who had his money locked up at the Apenkwa branch of the same uniCredit company in the Accra stormed the office with his mattress and baggage and vowed to sleep over until he had received his deposit. A video of the man offloading his personal effects at the office went viral on social media.