German development agency GIZ has launched an e-learning financial literacy course for Ghanaians, especially women, to effectively utilise remittances.
The course, ‘Make Remittances Work for You-Ghana’, is meant for anyone who wants to get the most out of remittances for longer-term projects.
The course has been facilitated by Purple Almond Consulting Services.
Speaking during the virtual launch on Friday, September 23, a Consultant at Purple Almond Consulting Services, Florence Hope Wudu, said the inability of most recipients of remittances to utilise them effectively could be attributed to lack of basic financial literacy know how.
“This course ‘Make Remittances Work for You-Ghana’ is a financial literacy course designed to help beneficiaries of remittances especially women, with some basic financial, business and personal development skills to enable them to carefully utilize the monies they receive from their relatives abroad to create different future of income,” she said.
“Again, the course ‘Make Remittances Work for You-Ghana’ will empower users to develop financial goals that can make them financially independent.”
The Head of Sustainable Economic Development at GIZ Ghana, Gerald Guskowski, was happy about the launch, describing the day as “a win for Ghana and Germany”.
“We are progressing in two key areas on the German and Ghanaian development agenda, particularly in a post–COVID period: digital transformation and inclusion; and by inclusion, we cover financial literacy and women empowerment,” he said
“These are both pre–requisite to sustainable development.”
He said the commitment for the course to be rolled out “supports the government of Ghana’s agenda in creating an enabling environment for remittance without risking the stability of the financial system”.
The course is free and will be hosted on Atingi.
It can be pursued at the convenience of participants.
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