Ghana to host first Capital Market conference

GSE1The Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) of Ghana will host a Capital Market conference in the capital, Accra.

Capital market operators, regulators (both local and foreign) as well as policy makers, parliamentarians, academic think tanks and financial journalists will participate in this year’s Capital Week celebration, the SEC’s Director has said.

Speaking at the launch of this year’s Week celebration which is under the theme “The Capital market: A key to Economic growth and Development,” Mr. Adu A. Antwi explained that, the conference which is the first in Ghana is aimed at providing a platform for all the stakeholders in the capital market to deliberate on issues relating to the development of the capital market in Ghana.

He also noted that, the celebration which was formally instituted in 2007 has greatly helped to educate a large number of Ghanaians on how to create wealth using the capital market as a means of investment.

According to him, from 2009 to 2011 the week was subdued under the broader Financial Literacy Week celebrations under the auspices of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning in collaboration with all the Financial Regulators in Ghana.

However, he said, in 2012, the SEC decided to reinstate the week re-naming it the Capital Market Week so as to enable the SEC reach out to the general public on investment and other capital market issues in a more sustained manner.

Mr. Antwi believes that, “together we will be able to make Ghana’s capital market the preferred source of investment and raising capital for the growth and development of the Ghanaian economy.”

The celebration is set from May 4 to 10 2013.

By Pascal Kelvin Kudiabor

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