By Tracey Khan – Drakes
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Dr. Gobin Ganga was today (December, 02) sworn in as Governor of the Bank of Guyana by President Donald Ramotar at his office after acting in the position for almost six months following the death of Lawrence Williams earlier this year.
The President also swore in Leslie Glen as the Deputy Governor of the Bank in the presence of several senior Government officials and family members of the men.
The President called on both Ganga and Glen to execute their duties professionally and to the best of their abilities.
Speaking to Reporters after, Dr. Ganga said his focus is helping to maintain the country’s robust economy, “to ensure that there is a very efficiency payment system in place and a payment system that we all can be proud of with less cash in the system. We will also ensure that the economy remains robust because we are also a part of the economy obviously that will need the cooperation and assistance of a number of players in the sector.”
He said the Bank is comfortably staffed; however as they move forward to implement the strategic plan, the staff complement will have to be increased to facilitate the growth.
Dr Ganga completed his BA Degree in Economics and Administrative Studies at the University of Winnipeg and his MA and PhD Degree in Economics at the University of Manitoba during the 1980s.
He was also a Lecturer in Economics at the University of West Indies, Mona Campus, in Jamaica, an adjunct professor at the Consortium Graduate School at Mona, Jamaica and a Senior Researcher/Senior Lecturer at the University of Guyana, Turkeyen Campus.
In 1995, Dr. Ganga was appointed Director of the Research Department at the Bank of Guyana. He held that position until November 2003, when he was appointed Alternate Executive Director at the World Bank in Washington, D.C., representing 10 Caribbean territories along with Canada and Ireland. In June 2005, Dr. Ganga was appointed Deputy Governor at the Bank of Guyana. However, he was only able to take up his appointment after completing his term at the World Bank. On May 8, 2014, he was appointed Governor (ag) of Bank of Guyana.