Ken Ofori-Atta

Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, has disclosed that a new National Development Bank is set to be operational from January next year.

As indicated by Mr Ofori-Atta, all the important work has been finished for the organization to begin tasks.


Mr Ofori-Atta in the 2019 Budget Presentation declared that they have gained some ground in setting up the National Development Bank, which is relied upon to concentrate on industry and horticulture.

He included that “A specialized advisory group delegated by the administration has finished its work and has recommended that the foundation ought to be set up as a totally new establishment.

The Minister stated, “Government has acknowledged the proposals and has set-up a task group to operationalise the suggestions to dispatch the bank in 2019.”

It was the underlying desire for government that this Development Bank would likewise have the limit of preparing private capital towards farming and mechanical change.

The legislature was at first taking a gander at combining the National Investment Bank and the Agricultural Development Bank to make this new bank.

In any case, in view of the proposal of this specialized council, the account priest is presently taking a gander at making a completely new bank.

Structure and focal point of the National Development Bank

As indicated by Mr Ofori-Atta, the bank would make a discount foundation that would likewise help finance private companies in the nation as far as raising long haul assets, including that foundation of this establishment would help manage committed capital for independent ventures.

He likewise included that they are course with the World Bank as far as setting up this bank.

The Finance Minister revealed that the National Development Bank would be displayed on the lines of the National Development Bank of Germany – the KFW Bank.

Be that as it may, would it be a good idea for us to be stressed over the administration’s expanding enthusiasm for Banks in the nation?

The arranged operationalization of the New National Development Bank would see the legislature have a critical stake in nearly four major banks in the nation – Agricultural Development Bank (ADB), National Investment Bank (NIB), Consolidated Bank Ghana (CBG) and the National Development Bank (NDB).

Yet, addressing JoyBusiness Mr Ofori-Atta noticed that he doesn’t see the foundation of this new bank as a test as far as government effectively taking an interest in the financial part.

He said that advancement in many nations is that the administration sets up these foundations to improve to certain segments of the economy.

“We are likewise cheerful that this bank would likewise help overcome any issues between our reserve funds and speculations needs and what structures put in to pull in private segment cash to build up our nation,” the Finance Minister said.

Freedom of obligation owed contractures to improve liquidity

The Minister additionally revealed that they are gaining some ground in clearing checked obligations owed temporary workers.

A portion of the Banks have disclosed to JoyBusiness delays in clearing these obligations is influencing their capacity to give new credits to organizations in the nation.

Yet, Mr Ofori-Atta said the banks through the Ghana Association of Bankers are set to build up an advisory group that would work intimately with the administration in optimizing the installment of these obligations.

The administration likewise contends that the installment procedure has postponed in light of the fact that they needed to confirm a portion of these cases by the specialist organizations.

Ongoing information put out by the Bank of Ghana still raised issues with the rising Non Performing Loans.

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New National Development Bank to take off January 2020 – Ken Ofori-Atta

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