- The retirement of the Governor of the Bank of Ghana has attracted several allegations one being that he was forced to take the said decision by government
- Dr Kofi Wampah had earlier stated that his earlier retirement was due to the upcoming general elections
Member of Parliament for Sunyani East, Kwasi Ameyaw-Cheremeh has alleged that Dr. Henry Kofi Wampah was forced to resign as Governor of the Bank of Ghana ahead of his retirement by government.
The MP believes the outgoing Dr Wampah, was forced by the government to resign due to what Mr Ameyaw-Cheremeh claims is the embarrassment Dr Wampah brought to the government, especially with how he handled the micro-finance crisis that has hit the Brong Ahafo Region.
Meanwhile Dr Wampah had revealed the motive behind his early resignation was partly linked to presidential and parliamentary elections planned for November.
"I told him [President Mahama] I wanted to leave office early and we have agreed that I will exit at the end of March," Wampah said. "It is just fair to leave early in order to give enough room for my successor, whoever it might be, to settle down before we get to the elections."
With Dr Wampah leaving a vacant seat in Ghana's central bank, Head of Human Resource at the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) Cephas Amada has called for Deputy Governor of Bank of Ghana (BoG), Millison Narh to be appointed as the substantive Governor. According to him, choosing anyone aside Ms. Narh would mean the person will now have to take time to learn the organisational structure of the Bank.
“No employment relation is everlasting and so it is very important that we put structures in place to get a replacement. There should be systems in place to train people to replace those who leave the organization,” he said.
Credit: Onua FM