The outgoing Governor of the Bank of Ghana has said his decision to resign barely a year at post was purely based on “personal” grounds.
Dr. Abdul-Nashiru Issahaku is stepping down on April 1, 2017, but an official announcement is yet to be made. Reports are rife that he could be succeeded by a former head of research at the Central Bank Dr. Ernest Addison.
Dr. Issahaku has denied speculations that he was under pressure to relinquish his post due to a change of government.
“They [government] did not force me out. It’s a personal decision,” the governor, who was appointed April 4, 2016, by former President John Mahama told state-owned Daily Graphic.
The International Development Economist with several years of experience in economic policy management and development was a Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana. He replaced Dr. Kofi Wampah.
He worked with the World Bank as a Senior Public Sector Specialist; the African Development Bank (ADB) as a Principal Governance Expert and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa as a Development Management Officer.
Also, Dr. Issahaku was a Socio-Economic Advisor and Project Coordinator for the Canadian International Development Agency as well as working as a Senior Planning Analyst with Ghana National Development Planning Commission.
Dr. Issahaku is married and has four children.