Jobless Ghanaian man’s contagious tears get everyone crying on live TV (video)

When a former Groupe Nduom employee sobbed uncontrollably on live television about hardship, grown men in the Onua TV studios subconsciously began to cry as well.

Philip Sarpiah, a resident of Ablekuma in the Greater Region, claims that he was forced to abandon his child because he is unable to care for the child because life has become so agonizingly painful for him.

He continued by saying that he and his other coworkers who lost their jobs as a result of the banking sector clean-up had become incredibly destitute, to the point where some of them had even passed away from starvation and frustration.

He recounted how the widow of one of his deceased colleagues sometimes calls him for financial assistance, but he is unable to help, leaving him heartbroken.

Sarpiah got very emotional while peaking on Onua TV/FM’s People’s Assembly on Monday, July 25, 2022.

He begged President Akuffo Addo, the Asantehene, the National Chief Imam, ex-president Kufuor and other notable Ghanaians to intervene and help revive all the collapsed companies of Groupe Nduom, so that the jobless ex-staff, who he claimed were over 6,000, could return to work.

Between 2017 and 2020, the Bank of Ghana embarked on a banking sector cleanup, an exercise that saw many banks, savings and loan, and microfinance companies either merged, collapsed, or taken over by other indigenous companies.

The rationale, according to the regulator was to strengthen the banking sector, by weeding out the non-performing institutions that could not meet the minimum capital requirement to be in operation.

Groupe Nduom, owners of the defunct GN Bank, Gold Coast Fund Management, Coconut Grove Hotels and many other companies that formed the conglomerate were affected by the clean-up, rendering thousands of workers jobless across the country.

Meanwhile, the business conglomerate has challenged the action of the Bank of Ghana in court and the matter is still under trial.

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