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Some 1,000 Ghanaians to be trained on financial sustainability  

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Some 1,000 Ghanaians, including students, entrepreneurs, and mid-life career professionals, are to receive training for financial success and economic growth. 

The training will be under the ‘Fingreen’ financial literacy programme being implemented in five regions – Greater Accra, Central, Eastern, Volta and Ashanti.

The programme is under the auspices of QNET – a global social marketing company, in collaboration with J. A. Abrahams and Co – a business advisory services company.
Among others, beneficiaries would receive training in 11 modules in three days, including budgeting, banking, investment, accounting and bookkeeping, tax planning and payment, social media marketing, and entrepreneurship.

It is expected that market women, traders and hawkers, would also be beneficiaries of the programme from 2024, which would be organised in local languages.

In an interview with the Ghana News Agency after the launch of the programme in Accra on Tuesday, October 24, 2023, Mr Biram Fall, General Manager, QNET, underscored the essence of Fingreen.

He said: “This Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme is a way to help young people and businesses to make wise financial decisions, including savings and prudent expenditure.”

“Our objective is to see to it that the underprivileged and the excluded have a better grasp over financial issues to bring a change in their lives,” Mr Fall said.
He explained that the programme was aligned with achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) eight – decent work and economic growth and 10 – reduced inequality.
He pledged that QNET would sustain the programme for more impact on the lives of Ghanaians.

Ms Ramya Chandrasekharan, QI Group, which QNET is a subsidiary of, said the Fingreen programme was to bridge the gap between education and financial management to enable the participants excel in their lives and businesses and contribute meaningfully to sustainable economic development.

“Whether it’s buying a home, getting married, starting a family, launching a business, or preparing for retirement, financial literacy is a fundamental life skill that helps us navigate these milestones with confidence and grace,” she said.

Recounting the footprints of the programme, which started two years ago in Nigeria and Turkey, Ms Chandrasekharan, said more than 1,500 people had been helped to gain financial access and freedom.

Mr Paul Kumi, Managing Partner, J. A. Abrahams and Co, also said through financial literacy, people were able to plan and manage money effectively and live happily.
He noted that the 11-module programme would target people from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

He also said beneficiaries would be empowered and transformed to be confident, attain high self-esteem, and champion knowledge sharing among families and other community members.

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