The Managing Director for FBNBank Ghana, Victor Yaw Asante has called on professional bodies in the country to state their position on matters of national importance.

According to Mr. Asante, it is important for professional bodies to follow the happenings in the country and lead the discussion by stating their views on such matters.

He said, when professional bodies state their position on national discussions, it will serve as a means of educating and better informing the citizenry.

Mr. Victor Yaw Asante’s comment follows recent social media discussions on various aspects of nation-building, which includes the Agyapa Mineral Royalties and the value of infrastructure projects.

Mr. Asante made these comments at the maiden Presidential Ball of the Chartered Institute of Credit Management Ghana, (CICMG) that was held under the theme; ‘The era of Covid-19 conundrum and the increased cybersecurity threats in the banking and financial services industry’.

The CICMG conferred on the FBNBank Ghana MD, an honorary fellowship of the Institution in recognition of his generic leadership qualities, hard work, and high sense of professionalism.

Others who received honorary fellowship awards at the event were Dr. John Kofi Mensah, Managing Director of Agricultural Development Bank; Mr. Anthony Akindele Ogunranti, Managing Director, Zenith Bank; Dr. Anthony Aubynn, Board Chairman, ARB Apex Bank; Dr. Ernest Ofori Sarpong, Board Chairman, Best Point Savings & Loans; Dr. Alexander Asmah, Chief Executive Officer, Amenfiman Rural Bank and Mr. Prosper Aforbu, Chief Executive Officer, Abosomankotere Co-Operative Credit Union Limited.

The Executive Secretary of the Chartered Institute of Credit Management Ghana, Johannes Agyapong said since the professional body’s inception six years ago, it has been at the forefront of training individuals and organizations in the areas of credit management, risk and banking operations to enhance their performance.

He added that the Institute has introduced the Credit Management Excellence Awards to recognize and reward organizations for the outstanding management of their credit portfolio.

Mr. Agyapong mentioned that the CICMG instituted the Presidential Ball to formally induct students that enrolled for one-year training and obtained the requisite qualification as Chartered Credit Professionals to be admitted into the CICMG as members.

He further stated that so far, the Institute had trained over 200 students on enterprise risk management and debt recovery.

The Chartered Institute of Credit Management 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.