New Bank of Guyana Governor sworn in; vows to maintain ‘robust economy’

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By Tracey Khan – Drakes

 

L - R: Finance Minister, Dr Ashni Singh; Governor of the Bank of Guyana, Dr Gobin Ganga; President Donald Ramotar and Deputy Govenor, Leslie Glen. [iNews' Photo]
L – R: Finance Minister, Dr Ashni Singh; Governor of the Bank of Guyana, Dr Gobin Ganga; President Donald Ramotar and Deputy Govenor, Leslie Glen. [iNews’ Photo]
[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 takes the oath as Governor of the Bank of Guyana. [iNews' Photo]
Dr Ganga takes the oath as Governor of the Bank of Guyana. [iNews’ Photo]
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.

 

2 COMMENTS

  1. You so right Only GOD can help india,,(GUYANA) i hope your brothers the fill Liberty ave praising Guyana like you,,and many like you do,,its your right to do so ,,but can you and your friends answer why all the pipes to ppl homes dont have water running 24hrs,,and all the drainage just like the government STOP,,,Zero nothing going on other than DRUGS,,you call the items you mention progress,,HOYTE gave you all of that Burnham ban it ,,the country got nothing going on

  2. Congratulation to Dr. Gobin Ganga. Here again the Democratic, Elected President has acted within his constitutional right. Among the many brilliant minds of Guyanese living in Guyana, the President has chosen wisely. Dr. Ganga has so many opportunities available to him, to make big money in develop countries in North America, But this over qualified gentle man chose to work and serve in Beautiful Guyana Where Growth and Development is so visible. Even the Secretary General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Irwin La Rocque, commended the positive minded investors for their contributions to Guyana’s growing Economy. Mr. Irwin, proudly stated that Guyana’s economy continues to grow at a pace that leads the caribbean. FORWARD EVER BACKWARD NEVER!! We know how to work hard and save, and prosper! Under PPP we shall always have POTATO,ONION, GARLIC, PEAS, SARDINE, MACKEREL, TOMATO PASTE, CHANNA, APPLE, AND GRAPES. Plus more than a hundred and four items that are sitting on shelves of super markets, waiting for any/all. Of course those blind haters of Guyana cannot see, yet eat. May God continue to bless Guyana!

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