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Kojo Oppong Nkrumah to the Rescue- Money Doublers in trouble.

Ghana , for all its hospitality and peaceful ambience it known for, stands the possibility of becoming a den of fraudsters who find solace in their fraudulent business somewhat because certain laws don’t “bite hard” enough.

The national media commission’s attention has been drawn to the recent nefarious activities of some groups and individuals who pose as money doublers and confident tricksters who parade the radio and television stations to market themselves.

The increasing rate and the spate at which innocent but naive persons are tricked by these fraudsters who are given so much airtime to advertise their unwholesome service has rendered many persons either frustrated or suicidal especially when these unsuspecting people finally realize they have been scammed.

Ghana is gradually migrating to a cashless system to which its own challenges still persist. In the case of mobile money fraud, fraudsters are able to call anonymously and cause mobile money account holders, and convince them to send them monies from their mobile money wallet. Also the matter of financial fraud has graduated from very simple and common scenarios of money swindlers, money doublers etc to something more sinister, with cyber crime called Sakaman being on the rise amongst the youth.

“Sikaduro” as it’s common called in Ghanaian parlance is gradually becoming the order of the day. A recent story tells of how teenagers recently killed a 10 year old for money rituals. Sikaduro is where a ritualist upon consultation request for various items amongst which includes human body parts or certain rituals to be performed by spilling human blood which they are able to to conjure blood money to those who are able to obey all instructions to the letter.

In light of this, and matters arising the Minister for information Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has issued a statement about the criminality of such acts of money doublers who use media platforms to “educate” the public and advertise themselves.

The Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah is of the view that there are existing laws that can help regulators in Ghana’s media space to deal with the issue of spiritualists, money doublers and fraudsters who advertise their activities on television.

According to him, the regulators only need to take advantage of those laws and ensure that they “bite harder” to stop such incidents from occurring.

The Ofoase Ayirebi legislator said it is for this reason he wrote to regulators such as the Bank of Ghana and the National Media Commission (NMC) to alert them about his outfit’s observation and some laws it has been empowered with.

Speaking on The Point of Viewon Wednesday, April 7, 2021, he said, “we’ve had reason to draw the attention of various regulators to some content on our media platforms that we think are unwholesome. We’ve had reason to draw the attention of various regulators that in today’s body of laws, there are enough laws to deal with some of these things, and we think that they have the capacity and legal remit to deal with it now….We are at a juncture where I think gradually there is common ground now to deal with such issues.”

Known as a vociferous person and with a track record for impeccable communication skills; His involvement in this fight on financial fraud is deemed as a positive sign in mitigating this sad canker destroying the reputation of our beloved mother Ghana.

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