Daresh Susu Savings Launched

Abednego Darko, Managing Director of DSS, (2 nd from left) assisting Shika Acolatse, Country Director of Enablis Ghana (3 rd from left) to cut the tape to launch the company

Daresh Susu Savings (DSS), a ‘Susu’ company and member of Enablis Ghana has been officially launched in Accra to help improve susu collection in Ghana.

DSS was among the final 10 winners of the maiden edition of the UT Bank Enablis LaunchPad competition in 2011.

It came up with the business idea to create a simple but effective and computerized trusted ‘Susu’ collection system.

A few months after the competition, DSS effectively transformed its idea into reality and is currently licensed by Bank of Ghana (BoG) and is now member of Ghana Cooperative Susu Collectors Association.

The new computerized ‘Susu’ collection company was launched on Friday, May 2, 2014 in Accra during the awards ceremony of the final 10 winners of this year’s Enablis Business LaunchPad competition.

Managing Director of the company, Abednego Darko, speaking at the launching ceremony, stated that the company would within the next few months open five more branches within the country as part of its expansion plan.

Mr. Darko further said the company was planning to also support Enablis Ghana in the next edition of the Business LaunchPad competition as a way of showing their gratitude to Enablis Ghana for the training and exposure.

He also acknowledged Enablis, UT Bank and Accra Brewery Limited for their support and advice, adding that the awards ceremony was used to launch the company because that was where the ‘idea was endorsed a few years back.’

DSS currently runs on a Ghanaian developed software application that runs on the latest version of android.

It is fast, user friendly and can work effectively with limited internet connection.

DSS system has been piloted since December 2013 and currently has over 1,000 subscriptions.

It is further targeting the unbanked population, especially, traders, drivers, fisher folk and micro business owners.

This system has been developed over a six-year period to address the key issues that hinder effective mobile deposit collection and can also be used by insurance and investment companies.

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