Accra, Sept. 10, GNA- President John Agyekum Kufuor on Friday swore-in Mr Ishmeal Yamson, Chairman of UNILEVER, Ghana as a member of the Board of the Bank of Ghana (BOG) at brief ceremony at the Castle, Osu.
Mrs Janet Fofie, a lawyer, was also sworn-in as a member of the Public Service Commission (PSC) Board.
Administering the oaths of office and secrecy, President Kufuor asked Mr Yamson to put his experience achieved in the private and public sectors as well as his accumulated wisdom to work to enhance the performance of the Central Bank.
"We challenge you to put your rich experiences and wisdom at the disposal of the bank to have things worked better", he added. To the PSC Board, President Kufuor stressed the need to reform the country's public service to be abreast with the vision of the public-private participation prevailing in the world for development.
He asked Mrs. Fofie to put her experience to the Board to facilitate the necessary transformation the public service must undergo to bring progress and efficiency to the country.
Mr Yamson expressed appreciation to the honour and pledged to work diligently for the confidence reposed in him.
He said the Central Bank had achieved great strides to stabilise the economy, especially its monetary polices and therefore, should be supported for the economy to grow.
Mr Yamson said the HIPC Initiative had provided the impetus for an effective economic growth therefore, it was opportune for the PSC to get both the public and private sectors to work together.
" The public and private sectors working together coupled with the support of the Central Bank would move the country's socio-economic development forward", he said.