The Ministry of Finance, in collaboration with the World Bank, Bank of Ghana, Ghana Microfinance Institution Network (GHAMFIN), National Insurance Commission, National Pensions Regulatory Authority (NPRA), Securities and Exchange Commission and other Financial Institutions has held a financial literacy training workshop for businesses in the Bono East Region.
The workshop, which took place at the Techiman Trinity Presby Church premises sought to strengthen Citizens’ financial capabilities and promote responsible financial behaviors.
Speaking in an interview with Soireenews. com, Executive Secretary of Ghana Association of Savings and Loans Companies, Mr. Tweneboah Kodua Boakye advised businesses to keep records to give them a more accurate picture of their operations.
He also urged them to pay back their loans, which should be their priority as non-payment could affect their credit score and loan liability negatively.
For his part, the Head of Public Relations at the National Insurance Commission and also a Member of FENCOM, Mr. Mawuli Zobgenu advised every Ghanaian especially those who are still strong and working or earning incomes to save, do investments and pensions to enhance their retirement income.
Tthe Chief Executive (CEO) of Asomah Leather Works in Techiman who is the PRO for Bono East, Bono and Ahafo Regions' Association of Small Scale Industries (ASSI), Mr. Osman Ibrahim on behalf of all persons who attended the programme thanked the Government of Ghana and the Organizers advising them to put into use whatever they have learnt.