BezoMoney holds a maiden edition of the money summit
BezoMoney Technologies’ financial literacy arm held its maiden edition of Money Summit at Academic City University College in Haatso Accra.
The aim of the event according to Bezosmart was to provide digital financial products for the youth and the unbanked population.
The summit brought together diverse people including students from the different tertiary institutions in the country and financial experts who provided attendees with valuable financial management advice.
The summit was on the theme; “Wealth Creation in the New Age”. It also promoted the habit of saving among the youth and encouraged them to live engaging lives that help them add value to themselves.
The Co-Founder of BezoMoney and the President of the Bezo Foundation, Madam Diana Dayaka Osei, in her address stated that financial independence has nothing to do with a person’s background.
Hence for one to achieve success, hardworking, discipline, and a resilient attitude are what one needs. She further added that there are a number of people from poor backgrounds who went against the odds to become very successful business owners.
“You only have to have the aspiration to create wealth and work relentlessly towards achieving that”.
“Make sure you keep the right company and make good use of time,” she advised.
Madam Osei told the participants to challenge themselves by setting goals for themselves and using resources available to them to work in accomplishing their dreams.
She also advised the students to go and apply all they’ve learned during the summit to their everyday lives.
Mr. Harrison Ahorgba, one of the financial experts in attendance, pointed out the need for individuals to realize the importance of personal financial planning.
He explained that one of the best ways to create wealth was by “starving your distractions to feed your needs.”
“Securing one’s future at an early stage in life, he said, goes a long way in reducing stress and promoting financial independence, especially when a person is old and weak”.
“You must learn to protect your future today by working hard and saving. If you live irresponsible lives, you might regret it in the near future so just be determined and work very hard to achieve greater heights,” he added.
He advised the students to live below their means and refrain from unnecessary spending on clothing and gadgets of no benefit to them.
Popular media personality Naa Ashorkor also mounted the podium and expressed the need for the youth to halt the excuses they give and take savings seriously adding that no matter how much one earns, saving must be a priority.
Multiple award-winning musician Stonebwoy was also present and went ahead to share some tips on savings and financial independence.
The music legend shared his experience on how relentless and perseverance has brought him this far.
He added, “I am still working hard to get that song which will take over the world”
The BezoMoney team is working hard at making the Money Summit an annual event on the Ghanaian Business Calendar and beyond, with an increased audience, more insightful and dynamic resource persons, and a bigger