Eric Nana Nipah[/caption] The Bank of Ghana’s appointed Receiver Eric Nana Nipah, a Director of PricewaterhouseCoopers (Ghana) Limited, has started winding up insolvent microfinance companies whose licences were revoked. The main duties of the receiver will be to recover and maximise asset realisations for the benefit of creditors including mainly depositors and distribute realisations. The action of the central bank is in accordance with Section 123(2) of Act 930 in order to satisfy the indebtedness of these institutions to their creditors, to the extent possible. “Following his appointment, the Receiver has commenced the process of taking control over these affected microfinance companies, as part of the orderly winding up of the operations of these institutions,” the Bank of Ghana said in a statement. Meanwhile, “during this period of validation and agreeing claims, depositor claims which have been validated and accepted in the receivership will be paid concurrently at designated Consolidated Bank of Ghana Ltd (CBG) branches, to the extent possible”. Below is the full statement The Bank of Ghana (BoG), in accordance with Section 123(2) of Act 930 has appointed Eric Nana Nipah, a Director of PricewaterhouseCoopers (Ghana) Limited (“PwC”) as Receiver for the purposes of winding down the affairs of microfinance companies whose licences were revoked on 31st May 2019. The main duties of the Receiver are:
- to recover and maximise asset realisations for the benefit of Creditors including mainly Depositors and
- distribute realisations in accordance with the relevant provisions of Act 930, to satisfy the indebtedness of these institutions to their body of Creditors, to the extent possible.
- Submission of Proof of Debt (“PoD”) forms-Creditors will be required to submit their claims by completing a PoD form to be designed by the Receiver. In filling these forms, Creditors will be required to attach relevant documentation supporting their claim(s) as well as amounts owed to them.
- Validating and agreeing claims:-the Receiver will independently verify and reconcile the claims submitted by Creditors to the records of the affected microfinance companies, to determine the validity and quantum of claim made by the Creditor.
- Payments to Depositors-with regard to the depositors of the affected microfinance companies, the Receiver will make payments to this class of Creditors using funds provided by Government for this purpose.
- Payments to other Creditors — For the class of other Creditors (excluding depositors), depending on the quantum and timing of asset realisations in the receivership of the affected microfinance companies, the Receiver will declare and pay dividends to this class of Creditors in accordance with the order of ranking of Creditors provided in the relevant sections of Act 930.