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BoG 2nd Deputy Governor, Johnson Asiama resigns

Dr. Asiama, Deputy Governor, BoG
Dr. Johnson P. Asiama -Second Deputy Governor, Bank of Ghana.

The Second Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana (BoG), Dr. Johnson Asiama has resigned.

Citi Business News understands that his resignation took effect on January 02, 2018.

Information available to Citi Business News also indicates that President Akufo-Addo has been informed of the resignation.

It is unclear what reasons may have led to the early resignation of Dr. Johnson Asiama.

But some industry watchers believe this may be as a result of differences in ideology between the governing NPP and the erstwhile NDC government that appointed him.

Dr. Asiamah in December 2017, dismissed reports of his resignation when the issue first came up.

At the time, he told Citi Business News he was only on a ten-day leave.

Dr. Asiama was appointed on the 5th of April 2016 by then-President, John Dramani Mahama.

He rose through the ranks after joining the bank in 1996 from Assistant Director, until his appointment as Deputy Governor.

He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of  Southampton, United Kingdom, and an MPhil in Economics from the University of Ghana, Legon.

By: Pius Amihere/citifmonline.com/Ghana

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