Out-going Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr. Kofi Wampah has denied being forced out office as speculated.
According to the governor it is not accurate that he had to take his early retirement, because of a recent crisis in the microfinance sector. Neither is it related to the controversy around his family after it emerged his step-daughter had married a British fugitive, David McDermott.
Speaking exclusively to Joy Business, the governor explained that; “I had communicated to President John Mahama as far back as January of my intention to take my early retirement” the governor added.
Dr. Wampah announced last Tuesday, his intention to retire from office by Friday.This is four clear months before the end of his contract on August 5 this year.
Dr. Henry Kofi Wampah says his decision was personal and also to allow his successor more time to work in an election year.
He denied the fact that had a frosty relation with some senior officials in government that is why he had to move on.
Stay for more on this exclusive interview with out-going central bank governor.