NAFCU witness Grooms testifies on reg relief today

first_imgNAFCU witness Steve Grooms, president and CEO of 1st Liberty Federal Credit Union of Great Falls, Mont., will testify today before the Senate Banking Committee on the importance of regulatory relief for credit unions and the economic benefits credit unions offer.“Fostering Economic Growth: The Role of Financial Institutions in Local Communities” is set for 10 a.m. Eastern and will review proposals on ways to foster economic growth and improve regulatory conditions for community financial institutions.Additional credit union representatives slated to testify are Dallas Bergl, CEO of INOVA Federal Credit Union (also a NAFCU member), on behalf of CUNA; and John Bissel, president and CEO of Greylock Federal Credit Union. Representatives of the American Bankers Association and Independent Community Bankers of America are also on the witness list. continue reading » 17SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Ministry of Youth and Sports wishes Nyantakyi well

first_imgThe Youth and Sports Ministry has extended its well wishes to the President of the Ghana Football Association, (GFA) Kwesi Nyatakyi as he goes into an election on Wednesday, February 23, to seek a place on the Executive Committee of the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) at its Ordinary Assembly in Sudan.“Considering Ghana’s contribution to the development of African football and its status as the current number one on the continent and the 15th best nation in the world, it is sad to note that Ghana has no representation on CAF and the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA)”.A statement issued on behalf of the Minister, Clement Humado on Monday noted the government, ministry and entire people of Ghana are solidly behind him as he goes into the election and have every hope that he would succeed on his quest.It added, “apart from the late Ohene Djan, Kobbina Hagan, Nana Fredua Mensah and Sam Okyere, who represented Ghana on CAF Executive Committee at various times some decades ago, the country is yet to have any seat on the continental football governing body.”The statement said, the country has come a long way in efforts to develop football and it is the vision of the ministry and indeed the government of Ghana to ensure that the success chalked in the past are built upon as the nation strives to build a better Ghana for all.“The victory of Nyantakyi at the Ordinary Session will go a long way in further developing football in the country since it is the passion of the nation and cuts across of barriers for the socio-economic development of all.” Source: GNAlast_img read more