Financial literacy which encompasses acquisition of basic finance skills and knowledge is vital in the life of every individual and business owner.
Voltic (GH) limited to this end has hosted a cross section of key stakeholders at an event to mark its 2nd annual celebration of Financial Literacy Month themed, “Promoting Customer Financial Independence for a Secured Future.”
The event aims at empowering the internal and external stakeholders of the company to develop sound financial practices and investment culture to create sustainable livelihoods.
The 100 participants, which comprise Distributors, Wholesalers, Retailers and also Franchisees of the Cool Pac sachet water, were given education on credit management, financial reporting, Tax Identification Number (TIN) registration and Tax Amnesty. The company also used the opportunity to introduce its new products which include Campari, Chi products and happy hour to the participants.
Mr. Daniel Torvinyo, Country Finance Manager (Voltic) in his welcome address stated that, “The success of every business depends on a lot of critical factors including a solid capital base, quality or service portfolio, technology among others. Arguably, however, one of the most critical factors is the quality and loyalty of the customer base. We acknowledge that without our cherished customers, we have no business. This is why we have decided to spend this day with you. We will provide you with vital information and equip you with relevant skills, which will enhance your competitiveness and propel your business to the next level. Indeed, we consider it a responsibility to nurture and build the capacity of ours stakeholders both internally and externally, in line with the demands of our widening brand portfolio. This programme has come to stay and we look forward to more engagements with our public in building a positive finance outlook.”
…, a visibly satisfied Franchisee noted that, “Personally I am glad this even has been organized. As a small enterprise owner, the exercise has widened my scope of finance concepts. To have complex terms relayed in most simple form is quite interesting and I must say, the financial operations of my business will definitely change in a positive regard.”
“When a business realizes the need to bring its key distributors closer for such enlightening engagements, they need to be duly applauded. I hope this continues to create the much needed transformation in the business world for a swift boost in our economic state as a country” …Distributor shared.
The event marks part of a month long celebration which included Trade Visits to interact with customers; Finance Department open Day, Employee In-Housing Training on Finance processes; Savings Challenge among other activities.
As we make strides in business development, we are conscious of the need to carry ours stakeholders along. We believe in working together with our customers and other stakeholders across our value chain with highest standards of integrity and accountability. Noted as one of the manufacturing giants in the water production industry, Voltic has over two decades held the biggest market share in Ghana.
Source: Josephine Acheampomaa
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