The newly appointed chairperson of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), Ms. Kathleen Addy has visited the Governor and Management of the Bank of Ghana to discuss areas of mutual collaboration.
Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Ernest Addison lamented that Ghanaians mishandle the currency notes more than the coins making it costly for the bank to produce more currency notes for the market.
He urged the NCCE to adopt the “Clean Notes Campaign” initiative to see to the affairs of educating the general public on the proper handling of currency notes.
On the Governor’s part, Ghanaian’s aversion to the use of coins negatively impacts the central Bank’s inflation objective which is one of the key areas the bank considers collaborating with the NCCE.
The Chairperson of the NCCE, Kathleen Addy also mentioned that the NCCE being an independent and non-partisan governance institution has the mandate to educate citizens on their rights and responsibility to work towards entrenching democracy in Ghana.
Ms. Addy expressed her gratitude to the Governor for his proposal in handling the Ghana cedis notes and assured him the NCCE will educate and sensitize the Ghanaian public just as they accomplished in a redenomination exercise in 2007.
The Chairperson was accompanied by a Commission Member, Lawyer Victor Brobbey, the Acting Commission Secretary, Mrs. Lucille Hewlett Annan, the Director of Programmes, Dr. Imurana Mohammed, and the Director of Finance, Ms. Monica Mamattah.
In the Governor’s team were the First and Second Deputy Governors, Dr. Maxwell Opoku-Afari and Mrs. Elsie Addo Awadzi, the Director of Research, Dr. Philip Abradu-Otoo, the Bank’s Secretary, Ms. Sandra Thompson, and other officials of the Bank.