Your deposits safe – Bawumia

November 28, 2018

Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has said the government will protect all deposits in licensed financial institutions as the process of sanitizing the financial system goes on.

Dr Bawumia said this in his keynote address at the 22nd Annual National Banking Conference of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, Ghana, in Accra on Tuesday, 27 November 2018.

“In the process of sanitizing the banking sector, we have to be very cognizant of the fact that we have to protect depositors of the licensed financial institutions,” he stated, adding that: “The sanitization of the financial system cannot be at the expense of depositors because we need the confidence of the depositors to maintain the stability of the system.”

The Governor of the central bank, Dr Ernest Addison recently said many commercial banks are close to meeting the Bank of Ghana’s GHS400 million Minimum Capital Requirement (MCR) as the 31 December 2018 deadline approaches.

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