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“MEMBERS MATTER MOST” – CREDIT UNIONS IN GHANA CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL CREDIT UNION (ICU) DAY IN HO

Acclaim the Impact the Member-Owned Financial Institutions Have on Socio-Economic Development and Experience the Credit Union Difference.

Accra. On October 18th 2012, Credit Union members around the world will celebrate the International Credit Union (ICU) Day. The event commemorates the Credit Union movements’ impact on financial empowerment and the achievement of co-operatives towards socio-economic development.

IN HONOR OF THIS SPECIAL DAY, GHANA CO-OPERATIVE CREDIT UNIONS ASSOCIATION (CUA) LTD. INVITES MEMBERS AND THE WHOLE COMMUNITY TO HO, AT THE HO POLYTECHNIC AUDITORIUM ON OCTOBER 20TH 2012, AT 9:30 AM.

This year’s theme is “Members Matter Most”. There will be a float through principal streets of Ho, different cultural Display, speeches by Catholic Bishop of Ho Diocese and others, a health drama, illustration of Credit Union Products by General Manager of CUA and much more. Members of Credit Unions, stakeholders and any interested individuals are invited to come and join the celebration. Representatives of several national media are invited as well.

About ICU day
Since 1948, International Credit Union Day has been celebrated annually. Each year, the international event offers the opportunity to remember Credit Unions’ proud history and promote awareness of and support for the Credit Union difference. This year’s theme, “Members Matter Most,” celebrates the important economic and social contributions credit unions make to their communities worldwide. It also aligns cooperatively owned and controlled credit unions with the greater cooperative business sector and the United Nations, which are also celebrating 2012 as the International Year of Cooperatives.

About Credit Unions and CUA:
Credit unions are financial cooperatives that provide an effective and viable alternative to commercial financial institutions for more than 196 million members in 100 countries worldwide. They exist to serve their members, providing a safe place to save money and access affordable loans. Credit Unions are recognized as a force for positive economic and social change and have provided significant value in both developed and emerging nations.
Ghana Co-operative Credit Unions Association (CUA) Limited is the umbrella body of all Co-operative Credit Unions in Ghana. Since 1968 it provides an enabling environment for financial and other technical services to its members and also ensuring that the Credit Union concept is promoted properly to become a household word. CUA is also to regulate and supervise all the Credit Unions in the country on behalf of the Bank of Ghana and other interested groups for sanity to prevail in the market.

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For more information visit:

http://www.woccu.org/events/icuday
http://social.un.org/coopsyear/

If you are interested in further information about this event, or to schedule an interview with Mr Emmanuel Darko, CUA General Manager, please contact William Hanson  at 024 343 6525 or email marketing@cuagh.com