Few customers of the five defunct domestic banks merged into The Consolidated Banks Ghana Ltd have been stranded Thursday morning as they turned up to transact business, completely unaware of the merger.
The Consolidated Bank Ghana Limited is expected to protect the interest of depositors and to sanitize the various banks which are now under one umbrella.
Under the new arrangement, normal business is expected to begin Thursday afternoon.
But some of the customers of these banks who did not know of the merger and developing events had turned up Thursday morning at the banks to transact business.
The five banks, UniBank, Sovereign Bank, Royal Bank, Construction Bank and Beige Bank were collapsed by the central bank due to liquidity challenges.
Some of them, the Bank of Ghana revealed, had obtained their licenses by false pretenses.
Daniel Wilson Addo is a Chartered banker with 12 years experience in management positions. He is also a former Executive Director of First Atlantic Bank Limited.