The Government of Ghana has embarked on a programme of financial sector reform to effect growth in the real economy.
As part of this programme, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of Ghana has been tasked with establishing a Commodities Exchange (CX) and a Warehouse Receipt System (WRS).
The SEC has identified some key groups who need to be consulted to help move the project forward. To this end, the workshop will target government agencies that initiate, implement, evaluate and monitor policies. These include: policy makers from the office of the president, ministries, farmer groups, insurance companies, etc.
Objectives of the workshop
- Sensitize key policy makers on the need for a CX and WRS in Ghana to promote economic growth and empower farmers.
- Develop a road map for implementation of the project.
- Share knowledge and experiences with experts from other African countries which have implemented a CX and WRS, with the view to exploring lessons that could be learnt and thus avoid pitfalls and maximize the benefits of a commodities market.
- Help drive the policy direction for a CX and WRS in Ghana.