He said the Council was grateful to them for their dedicated service to the company, owned by more than 30 churches across the country.
Rev. Dr Opuni-Frimpong said this when he visited the CCML’s head office, in Accra, to assure the staff of the Council’s continuous support and also to assure the clients of non-compromised standards, the security of their monies in the wake of the recent industry challenges, the value for their monies, customised solution to their business needs, and excellent services.
He said a few weeks ago, the Bank of Ghana closed down about 70 Microfinance Companies across the country for their poor services to the people of Ghana.
However, he said, CCML had proved that despite the challenges, they could work to sustain the business.
He said: “We are proud of you all for your services. But for your sacrifices and efforts the company would not have come this far”.
Rev. Dr Opuni-Frimpong said the CCG was aware of the current challenges in the industry, but urged them to strive to meet the new standards and conditions of the Bank of Ghana.
“We want to get the right people to put up best practices and maintain the business in order to assure the public that they can continue to do business with us and trust us,” he stated.
He urged them to work harder as a team, serve as game changers in the business, and not to relent in their efforts to maintain public trust.
Mrs Naa Odey Asante, the Managing Director, CCML, on behalf of the internal staff, expressed appreciation to the General Secretary for his congratulatory message and words of encouragement.
She said they would ensure that the staff follow the vision of the company and put in their best to make the business even better, and gave the assurance that they would never disappoint the CCG for the opportunity it had granted them.
Mrs Asante also assured the public that their monies were always safe with them, and called on all individuals and companies across the country to do business with them and have a feel of what microfinance was really about.
CCML is a financial service provider wholly owned by the Christian Council of Ghana, whose mission is to deliver sustainable returns by offering excellent customer-centred financial service to support communities.
Since 1979, the company has worked in local communities throughout Ghana, offering loans, savings, investments and financial education services to institutions, micro and small businesses, as well as individuals.
CCML has a 37-year financial history in the provision of invaluable financial services and solutions: credit, savings, investments and small business development.
The company currently has 24 branches across five regions: Brong Ahafo, Ashanti, Central, Greater Accra and Eastern regions.