BoG Governor signs Ga Manye’s book of condolence
The Governor of the Bank of Ghana (BoG), Dr Ernest Addison, last Friday (September 29, 2023) signed the book of condolence opened at the Ga Mantse Palace in memory of the late Queenmother of the Ga State, Naa Dedei Omaedru III.
Dr Addison was accompanied by a delegation that included the First Deputy Governor, Dr Maxwell Opoku-Afari.
The rest were the Board Members of BoG, including Dr Samuel Nii-Noi Ashong, Andrew Boye-Doe and Joseph Alhassan.
The bank's Secretary, Sandra Thompson, and the Head of Security, Wg Cdr Kwame Asare Boateng, were also part of the delegation.
The delegation presented customary drinks, assorted soft drinks, bottles of water, and a cheque to support the funeral preparations.
The Governor, in a brief remark, pledged the support of the bank towards the funeral preparations of the late Ga Manye.
"I am very happy to be here.
The demise of the late Ga Manye is a matter of concern to us all.
The Bank of Ghana will lend its support for a befitting burial for the late Ga Manye.
We are grateful for your warm reception," he said.
Ms Thompson highlighted the cordial relationship between the Ga State and the BoG.
She further underscored the role the bank had been playing in supporting the Ga State and added that it would continue to support the Ga State in areas such as education.
"The Bank of Ghana and the Accra Metropolitan Assembly are currently collaborating to build a three-storey 18-unit classroom block and a three-unit nursery block with ancillary facilities for the Independence Avenue 2 Cluster of Schools, a project which we hope to complete by the end of this year," Ms Thompson said.
The BoG delegation was received by the Ga Mantse, King Tackie Teiko Tsuru II, and other traditional elders in the Ga State.
King Teiko Tsuru also expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the Governor and management of the bank and urged them to remain focused on discharging their mandate.
"There are a lot of challenges in Ghana, but I entreat you to work diligently to deliver on your mandate.
Don't be discouraged.
It is not everything you do which will please people, but then be focused and remain steadfast," the King said.