Ernest Addison: Sustaining financial and economic stability - the key priorities

Welcome statement by Dr Ernest Addison, Governor of the Bank of Ghana, at the Ghana Economic Forum 2019, Accra, 30 October 2019.

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

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1. Good morning to you all and welcome to the 2019 Ghana Economic Forum. A few weeks ago I got a call from our senior citizen, Mr. Kwame Pianim, about B&FT and the Ghana Economic Forum and the need for sponsors for the programme. I agreed with him to become a strategic policy partner for this event, as the Bank of Ghana believes that such a forum will provide policymakers, industry experts, and the business community a platform to deliberate and offer solutions on pertinent issues affecting our economy. Therefore, before I proceed further, let me commend the Business and Financial Times (BFT) for their relentless efforts in organising this event over the past seven years. Also, let me express our appreciation to all the sponsors who have contributed resources to make this programme a success over the years.

2. We all acknowledge the busy schedule of our President and therefore deem it a great honour for His Excellency, the President to be with us this morning and to deliver the keynote address. Your Excellency, we very much appreciate your presence and support for this programme.

3. Your Excellency, Distinguish Ladies and Gentlemen, the theme for this year's Ghana Economic Forum is: "Sustaining Financial and Economic Stability: the key Priorities".