The Mobile Money Agents Association of Ghana (MMAAG) has expressed concern about the alleged mistreatment of select Mobile Money (MoMo) Agents.
The Association considers it wrong that persons continue to arrest its members on suspicion of fraudulent activity. In an interview with Citi News, Dela Dunstan Abotsi, president of the Mobile Money Association of Ghana, reaffirmed the organization’s commitment to pursue justice for these agents.
“Regarding how our members are being arrested left and right, there is one particular issue that we are monitoring closely. One of our members was arrested at Tema Community 5 and sent to Port Harbour Police Station. He was later transferred from Port Harbour to the Akosombo police station. Somebody came to withdraw fraudulent money from his end, which he claimed he wasn’t aware of. Based on that, he was arrested, made to pay the money, amounting to 8,000 Ghana cedis, and his home was confiscated. These are issues we are following closely.”
In addition, the Association intends to organize a consultative meeting with stakeholders to address their recent decision to limit cash withdrawals to one thousand cedis per transaction, which was made following a meeting with the telecoms network last week.
“MMAAG cannot make the decision alone, so we will have a meeting and decide the next line of action. We had a meeting, and all the Associations were on board. We will go back to our drawing board to have a meeting with the four Associations (the Northern MoMo Agents Association of Ghana (NOMAAG), the Mobile Money Advocacy Group (MOMAG), the Mobile Money Agents Association Ghana (MMAAG), and the ABAG) to decide on our next course of action.”