Ernest Addison: 60th anniversary of the Bank of Ghana

Welcome address by Dr Ernest Addison, Governor of the Bank of Ghana, at the Bank of Ghana's 60th Anniversary Lectures and Exhibition, Accra, 18 August 2017.

Your Excellency, the President of the Republic of Ghana,

Your Excellency, the Vice President of the Republic of Ghana,

Distinguished Invited Guests

Board of Directors

Colleagues and Staff

Ladies and Gentlemen

1. I deem it a great pleasure and honour to welcome you all to this important ceremony which climaxes the celebration of 60th Anniversary of the Bank of Ghana-a significant milestone which is intertwined with the rich history of Ghana's independence. This indeed calls for both  celebration and sober introspection. Before I proceed any further, let me say that we are privileged to have H.E. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to grace the occasion. Your Excellency, we very much appreciate taking time off your busy schedule to come. We also recognize the presence of H.E Vice President Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, The Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Honorable Prof. Aaron Mike Ocquaye, and the Chief Justice, Her Ladyship Sophia Akuffo.

2. I would also like to take this opportunity to recognize Governors from sister institutions on this continent: Governors from BCEAO, Kenya, Lesotho, Mauritius, Guinea, Mozambique, and Deputy Governors from South Africa, Botswana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Zambia. And finally, I also acknowledge the presence of former Governors and Deputy Governors, who in various ways provided invaluable services to the Bank of Ghana and shaped this unique course of history.