The University of Ghana Business and Law Schools’ have launched October as Estate and Gift Planning Awareness Month in Ghana. This month-long campaign is the second media content blitz run by the Improving Financial Awareness and Financial Literacy Movement every year.
The movement is significantly improving financial awareness and financial literacy across Ghana and beyond. It is pioneered by the Center for Financial Literacy Education Africa, University of Ghana Business School, The International Improving Financial Awareness and Financial Literacy Association known as The FA Association at University of Ghana Business School, and The Financial Awareness Foundation in USA.
The plan behind The Movement is to touch everyone at least twice a year through a personal finance content media blitz built around the strategic campaign venues of:
1. Estate & Gift Planning Awareness Month in October, & six months later with
The right to education goes a long way to solving the lack of financial awareness along with curing the financial illiteracy epidemic and to motivate, and use tools as reminders for making wise lifelong financial decisions and to get and keep your financial house in order with a current financial, estate and gift plan..
Speaking at the launch, The Dean of the UG Law School, Professor Raymond Atuguba commended the efforts of The Movement and The FA Association at University of Ghana Business School.
He also emphasized on the need for massive financial literacy awareness and education. “Expounding on estate and gift planning, we mentioned that UG Law School will work with the business school, The FA Association and The Movement to redeem financial illiteracy by helping students, and the university community get to keep their estate and gift plans in place”, he explained.
Also speaking at the launch, Mr. William Damitia, Lecturer at the University of Ghana Law School was very particular on death and taxes. He revealed that, Estate and Gift Planning is a strategy to protect you and your family, while building wealth and helping others. “In this world nothing is certain, except death and taxes” he agrees with Benjamin Franklin’s profound quote.
A solicitor and barrister, Mrs. Anita Delight Danquah Esq in the spirit of supporting the improving financial awareness and financial literacy movement in Ghana and October as Estate and Gift Planning Awareness Month touched on why estate & gifting
is important in protecting the vulnerable [women & children]in the family.
“People are making critical life decisions based on information gained from non-experts and fragmented out-of-date sources” she said.