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President Mahama has chosen Governor of the Bank of Ghana as his Vice-President.- IMANI?s View


President Mahama has chosen Governor of the Bank of Ghana as as his

This is what IMANI thought about him and still thinks of him.  In 2010,
IMANI voted Mr. Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur, Governor of the Bank of Ghana
as the most inspirational public sector leader with the following

?The Governor impressed us with his conduct of the affairs of the Monetary
Policy Committee in particular, though there is evidence that other
aspects of the Bank?s work, such as banking inspection, have also
improved. Despite pressure from political forces to go beyond moral
suasion in compelling the banks to reduce interest rates, the Governor has
been unwavering in going where the evidence leads. Diplomatically, he has
rebuked the government to pay the contractors and stop dithering, since
this has an effect on non-performing loans in the system, and by extension
lending rates. In the words of Friedman, ?inflation everywhere is a
monetary phenomenon?. What this quip means in this context is that the
Governor?s conduct of monetary policy has more than contributed to the era
of stable inflation and the stable national currency. His attitude to his
duties has helped stem the loss of investor confidence that marked the
early months of 2009. He may be dour, but only in a manner quite becoming
of a guy who has his fingers on the nation?s purse strings?.

Mr. Kofi Bentil, IMANI?s Vice-President says ?Amissah-Arthur is fantastic
choice, has the potential to reach out to the middle-class and the
intellectual community which the ruling NDC has in its recent life greatly
distanced itself. He has what it takes to mend the broken bridges within
the ruling party?. We also remember vividly the Governor?s invitation to
IMANI to discuss the viability of E-zwich payment system which was
introduced under the previous government, but for which we thought was not
going to make the impact promised. It was a very respectful and cordial
meeting with all his deputies.

We do hope that the current Communication and Legal Teams will see
significant changes in form and substance in accordance with what is
looking like the character of a befitting duo (President Mahama and
Vice-President Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur.) in readiness for electoral
battle with Nana Akufo-Addo and Dr. Bawumia of the leading opposition

IMANI?s List of 2010?s Most Inspirational Public Sector Leaders in Ghana:

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