The Bank of Ghana has directed banks and the Specialised Deposit-Taking Institutions (SDIs) to desist from declaring or paying any dividends or distributing reserves to shareholders.
These financial institutions are also not allowed to make irrevocable commitments regarding the declaration or payment of dividends to shareholders.
The restrictions are aimed to ensure that these institutions have sufficient liquidity to support their customers through the COVID-19 pandemic and to also be able to absorb any potential losses.
A copy of the directive can be accessed here.
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