Ernest Addison: Enabling the digital economy

Welcome address by Dr Ernest Addison, Governor of the Bank of Ghana, at the 26th SWIFT African Regional Conference, Accra, 18 June 2019.

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

Central bank speech  | 
15 July 2019


1. It is an honour for me to officially welcome you all to Accra and the 26th Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) Africa Regional Conference. Before I proceed any further, let me first 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 join us today.

2. Let me also thank the management of SWIFT for choosing Ghana to host this year's session which has brought together more than 500 professionals from over 45 countries across Africa and beyond, including policy makers, industry leaders and FinTechs to meet and shape market practices in Africa's financial services sector.