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Mahama elevates countryman to head BoG

Date published: Monday, 4th April 2016

Second deputy governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr. Nasiru Issahaku has been elevated to the position of substansive governor Monday.

His appointment by President John Dramani Mahama follows Dr. Henry Kofi Wampah's sudden resignation last Thursday.

Dr. Wampah had four months before the end of his tenure as the governor on August 5, this year but exited.

Also, before Dr. Issahaku's appointment, the first deputy BoG governor, Millison Narh, was made to steer the bank's affairs, pending the appointment of a substantive governor by the president.

Credentials

Dr. Issahaku holds Masters in Agric Economics and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Georgia.

He worked  as a Governance Expert at the State University of New York, Center for International Studies.

He has also worked at the African Development Bank and headed EDAIF and was the second deputy governor of the Bank of Ghana until his appointment April 4.

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