Emmanuel Oduro Darko
Mr. Emmanuel O. Darko joined the Ghana Co-operative Credit Union Association (CUA) as an Auditor and later as an Accountant in 1978. He resigned and joined the Liberia Credit Union National Association in January 1981.
Mr. Darko held various positions with the Liberia Credit Union National Association eleven (11) years and the African Confederation of Co-operative Savings and Credit Association, (ACCOSCA) as a Technical Services Officer for Africa for six (6) years. His various assignments enabled him to work in over twenty (20) Anglophone countries in Africa.
In April 1996, he was employed by the Canadian Co-operative Association as a Management Advisor to the Credit Union Association in Ghana to assist in the Management of a six-year bilateral project signed between the Governments of Ghana and Canada. He then became the General Manager of the Ghana Co-operative Credit Union Association for twelve (12) years until July 2014. His hard work, dedication, and competence in the discharge of his duties have been observed throughout the Movement in Africa and by other Partners around the World.
He is a past Chairman of the Ghana Micro Finance Network (GHAMFIN) from 2006-2014 and the Secretary of the Africa Micro Finance Institutions Network (AFMIN) from 2006-2009 and a Vice Chairman from 2010-2012. He has also been a part-time lecturer at the University of Cape Coast on a Diploma Course on Micro Finance for three years to 2009. He has acted as a Consultant to the Canadian Co-operative Association (CCA) and the Irish League of Credit Unions International Development for the revival of Credit Unions in Sierra Leone and Liberia since June 2008 and recently in Uganda from March 2015 to 2020. He is currently the Credit Union Ambassador for Africa; an honor given him by ACCOSCA.
Mr. Darko is currently the Chairman of KAMCCU Co-operative Credit Union in Accra, the Chairman of Accra Chapter, and a Board member of Ghana Co-operative Credit Unions Association (CUA).
He is also a Motivational Speaker who honors more than thirty (30) speaking engagement both nationally and internationally per year.
Mr. Darko has authored four books: “How to get yourself out of poverty; Have Control over your life, it is for you alone; Evolution and the Enduring Power of the Credit Union Movement in Ghana and Nobody is born poor”.
He is a recipient of several national and international awards.