Accra, Ghana. October 27, 2016 – IFC,
a member of the World Bank Group, and the Bank of Ghana are partnering
to boost good corporate governance. The aim is to further strengthen the
corporate governance practices of the financial sector to enhance performance
and help Ghana’s economy grow.
This partnership will be launched with a conference to raise awareness
of the need for good corporate governance practices and outline some of
the activities that would form part of the project. More than 100 directors
of banks and other stakeholders, including regulators, business and industry
leaders, are expected to attend the event. Details are as follows:
Venue – Moevenpick Ambassador Hotel
Date- Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Time - 8:30am - 12:00pm
Speakers include Dr. Johnson P Asiama, Second Deputy Governor of the Bank
of Ghana, Mr. Michael Schweiger, Head, I&TS Legal, Continental Europe
at Royal Bank of Canada and Mr. Reindorf Baah Perbi, Former Deputy Senior
Partner, KPMG Ghana. They will discuss strategies for improving performance
through good corporate governance practices in the financial sector, possible
challenges and globally tested ways of managing these challenges.
The IFC’s Corporate Governance Program is funded by the State Secretariat
for Economic Affairs (SECO), Switzerland.
SECO is Switzerland’s competence center for all core issues relating to
economic policy. SECO’s economic development cooperation strives to achieve
sustainable growth. Such growth is sustainable if it creates jobs, helps
to increase productivity, to reduce poverty, inequalities and global risks.
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The primary objective of the Bank is to maintain stability in the general
level of prices and without prejudice to this objective, is also mandated
to support the general economic policy of the Government and promote economic
growth and effective and efficient operation of banking and credit systems
in the country. For more information visit www.bog.gov.gh.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development
institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. Working
with 2,000 businesses worldwide, IFC uses its six decades of experience
to create opportunity where it is needed most. In financial year 2016,
long-term investments in developing countries rose to nearly US$19 billion,
leveraging its capital, expertise and influence to help the private sector
end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity. For more information,