The Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) has introduced a series of public education programs dubbed Capital Market Financial Education Forum (CMFEF) designed for key stakeholders in the Ghanaian Capital Market.
The first of the series which begun Wednesday was on the theme, “Understanding the Mandate and Regulatory Toolkit of the SEC” targeted Journalists in Ghana with the aim of educating the media on the workings of the Capital Market in Ghana.
The program is also designed to equip journalists and the media with the requisite knowledge for informed and effective reporting on the Capital Market.
Speaking at the event, the Director-General of the SEC, Rev Daniel Ogbarmey Tetteh highlighted the importance of the media as a critical partner in public education.
According to him, Capital Market is a key to economic growth which need to be accepted and supported by all.
He underscored the need for the investing public to understand how capital market products work to make informed investment decisions.
He decried the Ponzi schemes in Ghana and called on the media to throw their weight behind efforts to intensify public education with the ultimate goal of achieving investor protection.
He challenged the journalists to deepen their appreciation of the capital market to be better placed to give more accurate reportage and media mileage since information is the pivot of the securities industry.
The Director-General, SEC, also indicated that the forum represented the beginning of many public education programs to transpire over the year.
Emphasizing that, the series would be tailored at key stakeholders, including the investing public, market operators and other critical partners.
The Capital Market Education Forum which was held on Wednesday, June 30th, 2021 at Labadi Beach Hotel in Accra brought together various media practitioners and representatives from a wide range of media houses in Ghana.
For further information can be made by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, via the toll-free line, 0800100065 or visit the SEC website @ www.sec.gov.gh.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Ghana is the apex regulatory body of the Securities Industry in Ghana set up by the Securities Industry Act, 2016 (Act 929) to regulate and promote the growth and development of an efficient, fair and transparent securities market in which investors and the integrity of the market are protected.