The chairman of Groupe Nduom, a multi-national company, Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom, has advised Ghanaians abroad to be patient with investors and take advantage of business opportunities back home in Ghana.
Dr Nduom used his own experience to demonstrate how it would be gainful for prospective investors abroad to be patient in their pursuit of seeking business opportunities in Ghana.
The president of the Groupe disclosed that while sojourning abroad, he set up a fund in stocks traded on the Ghana Stock Exchange and made personal investment in the Fan Milk company, explaining that “by doing so, I demonstrated how patience, long term investment can pay off very well for country and self’’.
Dr. Nduom was addressing a Town Hall Meeting organized jointly by the Ghana National Council of Chicago and the Ghanaian Professionals of North America. Also representing Groupe Nduom were Mrs. Yvonne Nduom, Nana Kweku Nduom and Chiefy Nduom. Over 300 Ghanaians and African-Americans were in attendance including
Groupe Nduom recently acquired the Illinois-Service Federal Savings Bank (ISF Bank) in Chicago Illinois. The acquisition is historic as less than 10 percent of Banks in the USA are owned by Minority Blacks. It is also the first time, indigenous Africans have acquired a Bank in the USA.
Dr Nduom used the occasion to assure that the ISF Bank aims to be the bank to serve the special interests of Africans in the USA.
Dr. Nduom talked about Groupe Nduom’s history as a family and as a company; what the company is offering in the Chicago area and why Africans should do business with the ISF Bank and patronize other Groupe Nduom banking, insurance, television, investment and real estate products among others.
He stressed the fact that Groupe Nduom is built on a foundation of faith, quoting from biblical scriptures to buttress his point. These are 2 Timothy 1:7: “For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline”; and
Jeremiah 29:11: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Participants at the meeting filed several questions ranging from how to open accounts with ISF Bank; how Groupe Nduom will support the Ghanaian community in Chicago and how the Groupe can facilitate easy transfer of money to Ghana for investment.
The President of the Ghana Council, Mr. Antwi-Nsiah lauded the massive attendance of his group to the meeting and remarked ‘how you responded and showed up in your numbers on a Saturday afternoon is something special’’.
Later in the day, the Groupe held a meeting with members of the Ghanaian and African Gold Coast Taxi Drivers Association.