By Ekow Dontoh – 2012-08-01T00:01:00Z
Bank of Ghana Governor Kwesi Amissah- Arthur was nominated to become vice president of West Africa’s
second-biggest economy, a week after the death of President John Atta Mills.
Amissah-Arthur, a former deputy finance minister who headed
the central bank for almost three years, was proposed by new
President John Dramani Mahama, the leader’s spokesman, John
Jinapor, said by phone yesterday from Accra, the capital.
The governor “comes with a wide range of experience and
knowledge and will also have a good working relationship with
the president,” Jinapor said. Amissah-Arthur’s nomination has
been communicated to Parliament and will be referred to the
body’s appointments committee for approval, he said.
Amissah-Arthur was appointed by Mills, who died on July 24
with five months left in his first term in office. Former Vice
President Mahama was sworn in six hours later in the world’s
second-biggest cocoa producer and will be the ruling National
Democratic Congress Party’s candidate for an election in
The yield on Ghana’s $750 million Eurobond, due 2017, fell
by 4 basis points, or 0.04 percentage point, to 5.657 percent by
7:42 p.m. yesterday in Accra, the
Category: West Africa