-The Second Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Mrs. Elsie Addo Awadzi
– Mrs. Elsie Addo Awadzi has been named Glitz Africa Corporate Personality of the Year Award at the 2020 edition of the Ghana.
At the Glitz Africa 2020 edition of Ghana Women of the Year Honours event, the Second Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Mrs. Elsie Addo Awadzi,
was awarded with the Glitz Africa Corporate Personality of the Year Award.
At the event which took place on Saturday, 26th September 2020 in Accra, Mrs. Elsie Addo Awadzi, was awarded honoured for her sterling contributions towards shaping economic management in Ghana
especially in the areas of Financial Regulation and Public Financial
Speaking after receiving her award, Mrs. Elsie Addo Awadzi said; You may have heard that I am the second woman occupying the role of Deputy Governor. The only other woman who has had the privilege to serve in this role 1st Nana Oye Mansa Yeboaa who served from 1989 to 1997. Almost 21 yearsa she finished serving in that role, I got appointed in February 2018.Today, Saturday, September 26, happens to be her 82nd birthday and I want to honour and celebrate her and dedicate this award to all the women of Ghana, to the women at the Bank of Ghana, as well as to Nana Oye Mansa.Advertisement
Elsie Addo Awadzi further added that:
“I do hope,and it is my fervent prayer that, it won’t be such a big deal that a woman is Occupying this role. Sixty-three years of our nation’s history and of the Bank of Ghana’s existence is too long to have had only two women serving as Deputy Governors. So it is my prayer that before long it will not be a big deal and we will have many women doing this.”
Mrs. Addo Awadzi also expressed gratitude to God, her family, the Bank of Ghana Management led by Dr. Ernest Addison and staff for supporting her.
ABOUT GLITZ AFRICA AWARDS
The ‘Ghana Women of the Year Honours’ is an award scheme instituted by Glitz Africa to celebrate women who use their expertise, position and influence
to inspire others to make a difference in driving other women forward.
Below is a statement from the Bank of Ghana After the Awards Ceremony