fbpx
April is Declared Financial Literacy Month In Ghana

April is Declared Financial Literacy Month In Ghana

April is declared Financial Literacy Month In Ghana

The Improving Financial Awareness and Financial Literacy Movement in Ghana, The International Improving Financial Awareness and Financial Literacy Association at The University of Ghana Business School, The Center for Financial Literacy Education Africa and its partners has launched April as Financial Literacy Month in Ghana.

The Movement which seeks to raise awareness about the importance of financial literacy education and empower an individual to make informed and effective financial decisions was launched yesterday under the Chairmanship of the Dean of the University of Ghana Business School, Professor Justice N. Bawole.

Speaking at the launch of The Movement, The FA Association and the launch of the month-long activity, the Lead Ambassador of The Movement and the Executive Director of The Center for Financial Literacy Education Africa, Mr. Peter Asare Nyarko shared how the financial story of his granddad inspired this vision, gave him a mandate and began a mission. In his Call To Action address where he called on The Government of Ghana, The Ministry of Finance, and all other stakeholders of financial and economic development, financial service and product providers, he said

“The story of my granddad inspired a vision, gave me a mandate and began a mission. A vision where every single Ghanaian; the rich, the poor, the old, the young, those in rural communities and those in urban communities are financially aware and financially literate. This is what The Improving Financial Awareness and Financial Literacy Movement in Ghana seek to achieve.

On this note, on behalf of The Improving Financial Awareness and Financial Literacy Movement in Ghana, The Center for Financial Literacy Education Africa, The International Improving Financial Awareness and Financial Literacy Association at University of Ghana Business School (known as The FA Association), The Financial Awareness Foundation, and all our strategic partners; I humbly call on the Government of Ghana, Ministry of Finance…. Let us all unite and create massive financial awareness and financial literacy education, which benefit all and creates productive, healthy and peaceful communities.”

In attendance were the Head of Financial Stability at the Bank of Ghana, Dr. Joseph France, Mr. John Awuah, CEO of Ghana Bankers Association, Mr. Kwabena Dankyi Darfoor and Patience Arko-Boham, reps from Ministry of Finance, and many other dignitaries and stakeholders.

Dr Benjamin Amoah, a Financial Researcher and the Patron Coordinator of The FA Association at the University of Ghana noted that a series of financial awareness and financial literacy activities have been lined up for the month of April, therefore encourage the Media, Stakeholders, Strategic Partners and all concerned parties to get on board and fully participate in the month-long financial awareness and financial literacy activity.