Rameswurlall Basant Roi: Inauguration of The Bank of Mauritius Museum

Address by Mr Rameswurlall Basant Roi, Governor of the Bank of Mauritius, at the Inaugural Ceremony for the Opening of The Bank of Mauritius Museum, Port Louis, 3 November 2017.

The views expressed in this speech are those of the speaker and not the view of the BIS.

Central bank speech  | 
07 November 2017
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Honourable Prime Minister

Honourable Madam Speaker of the National Assembly

Honourable Ministers

Excellencies, Members of the Diplomatic Corps

Members of the National Assembly

Royal Mint and de La Rue Representatives

Distinguished guests

Ladies and Gentlemen

Good afternoon

I welcome you all to the Bank of Mauritius on this special occasion marking its 50th Anniversary celebrations.

I am particularly delighted to welcome you to this newly constructed auditorium. In the central banking community, the first Governor of any central bank occupies a seat apart in its institutional memory. Mr Aunauth Beejadhur, a journalist and politician, exceptionally known for his intellectual and journalistic skills, was the first Governor of the Bank. He was entrusted in 1966 with the extremely delicate and demanding task of starting and building a central banking institution for the country before independence in 1968.