Managing Director for First Bank of Nigeria (FBN) Ghana, Victor Yaw Asante has encouraged professional bodies in the country to make known their positions on issues of national interest.
According to Mr Asante, professional bodies following happenings in the country and leading discussions on national matters will help to better educate the citizenry on national issues.
He made the comments at the maiden Presidential Ball of the Chartered Institute of Credit Management Ghana (CICMG), on the back of recent social media discussions on various aspects of nation building, which include the controversial Agyapa Mineral Royalties deal and the value of infrastructure projects.
The CICMG at the Presidential Ball conferred on Mr Asante, an honorary fellowship of the Institution in recognition of his generic leadership qualities, hard work, team work and high sense of professionalism.
Others who received honorary fellowship awards at the event were Dr John Kofi Mensah, MD for Agricultural Development Bank; Mr Anthony Akindele Ogunranti, MD for Zenith Bank, Dr Anthony Aubynn, Board Chairman, ARB Apex Bank; Dr Ernest Ofori Sarpong, Board Chairman, Best Point Savings & Loans; Dr Alexander Asmah, CEO, Amenfiman Rural Bank and Mr Prosper Aforbu, CEO, Abosomankotere Co-Operative Credit Union Limited.
Also speaking at the event, Executive Secretary for CICMG, Johannes Agyapong, posited the CICMG since its establishment six years ago, has been at the forefront of training individuals and organizations in the areas of credit management, risk and banking operations to enhance their performance. Further noting that, the Institute has introduced the Credit Management Excellence Awards scheme to recognize and reward organizations for outstanding management of their credit portfolio.
The Chartered Institute of Credit Management Ghana (CICMG), runs a three-level programme designed to update the knowledge base of credit practitioners, hone their skills, improve their job performance and enhance their career prospects.