Maxwell Opoku-Afari: Welcome address - media soiree

Welcome address by Dr Maxwell Opoku-Afari, First Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana, at the Media Soiree, Accra, 17 January 2020.

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

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12 February 2020

Distinguished Guests,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

1. Good evening and on behalf of the Board of Directors and Management of the Bank of Ghana, I would like to welcome you to this evening's event. First, let me thank you all for honouring our invitation and for making this event possible. Gatherings like this offer us greater scope and latitude to reflect on critical happenings in the past year, especially those that relate to the functions of the Bank of Ghana, and to see how we can foster closer collaboration going forward and in the interest of the nation.

2. On all counts, the Bank of Ghana recognises the important role journalists play in sensitising the public about policies and programs nationwide, especially during the Bank's Monetary Policy meetings. As a Bank, we always look for opportunities to improve such strategic partnerships with a view to deepen our communications which remains critical to enhancing the achievement of our core objectives.