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Ghana: Fidelity Bank, FDA form strategic alliance for SME growth and compliance

Fidelity Bank Ghana, the largest privately-owned financial institution in the country, has formalized a commitment to fostering collaboration with the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) to support the growth and regulatory compliance of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). This collaboration was solidified through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

In this notable agreement, Fidelity Bank Ghana and the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) have outlined various collaborative areas, emphasizing technical support, training, and shared expertise to bolster the capacities of SMEs affiliated with Fidelity Bank. The targeted beneficiaries encompass youth and women entrepreneurs engaged in the Fidelity Young Entrepreneurs Initiative (FYEI).

This partnership involves collaborative endeavors to share technical knowledge, organize educational workshops, and promote best practices for adherence to regulatory standards. Additionally, the FDA will actively interact with Fidelity Bank’s clientele, offering valuable insights into product safety, quality, and regulatory compliance.

In a bid to guarantee the longevity and effectiveness of these collaborative initiatives, both entities will give prominence to meticulous documentation, establish a comprehensive database, and offer consistent support to SMEs affiliated with Fidelity Bank.

Nana Esi Idun-Arkhurst, Divisional Director, Retail and Business Banking at Fidelity Bank, expressed her enthusiasm about the agreement, stating, “This collaboration signifies a significant milestone in our commitment to empowering SMEs and promoting regulatory compliance. We eagerly anticipate working closely with the FDA to ensure the sustainable growth and success of our clients.”

Dr. Delese Mimi Darko, Chief Executive Officer of the FDA Ghana, stressed the importance of such partnerships, saying, “Our collaboration with Fidelity Bank underscores our shared dedication to fostering a compliant business environment. By combining our strengths, we can create a conducive platform for the growth and success of SMEs in Ghana.”

This significant Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) underscores the shared commitment of Fidelity Bank and the FDA to nurture a supportive business environment, fostering the sustainable growth and success of SMEs. It reaffirms their steadfast dedication to the economic progress and sustainable development of Ghana.

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