MASLOC Closes Bawku Office Over Safety


In a recent development, the Micro Finance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC) has addressed the rumours and misinformation circulating on social media platforms and websites regarding the temporal closure of its Bawku district office.

MASLOC has clarified that the closure is not a deliberate attempt to deny the residents of Bawku access to its services, but rather a necessary measure in response to the insecurities in the area.

A statement issued and signed by Eleanor J.A.Y Tettey, Head of Business Development & Corporate Affairs at MASLOC, explained that various governmental and business entities, including the Ghana Commercial Bank (GCB), the Agricultural Development Bank (ADB), ABSA Bank, Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT), and Judicial Service, have all been forced to relocate from Bawku due to security concerns. Their aim is to protect the lives of their employees and ensure that the residents of Bawku can access their services without any risk.

In alignment with this concern for safety, MASLOC has also decided to transfer its staff to the regional office in Bolgatanga, where they can continue their work. This decision was made to ensure the employees can operate without fear of harm while management explores long-term solutions for returning them to their jobs safely.

MASLOC plays a crucial role in supporting the vulnerable in society, especially women and youth, through the provision of micro loans, she stated, adding that the organisation is deeply committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of its employees across all regions of the country.

MASLOC aims to create an environment where its employees can work under the safest conditions and avoid any harm that may jeopardise their future.

MASLOC assured the public that it will continue to fulfil its mandate with transparency, fairness, and accountability. The organisation said it remains dedicated to delivering its services in the country, and looks forward to resolving the security issues in order to reopen its Bawku district office in the future.

By Vincent Kubi