A delegation from the National Commission for Civic Education, (NCCE) led by the Chairperson, Ms. Kathleen Addy has called on the Governor of Bank of Ghana, Dr. Ernest Addison in Accra. The visit was to discuss a possible strategic collaboration between the two institutions.
The Governor of Bank of Ghana, Dr. Ernest Addison, and his team, warmly received the NCCE boss and tabled some issues of concern to the BoG. He touched on currency handling and urged the NCCE to help educate citizens on the proper handling of the Ghana currency.
Dr. Addison said, the mishandling of the Ghana currency costs the nation huge sums to reprint, clean overused currencies. and extremely dirty Cedi notes. He also explained the importance of using the cedi coins adding that, it is more durable and helps with the pricing of goods so that people are not forced to round up their prices.
The Chairperson of NCCE, Ms. Kathleen Addy expressed delight about the warm reception accorded her by the Governor of the Bank of Ghana and his team. She took the BoG team through the mandate and operations of the NCCE, its functions, its capacity and presence to deliver effective civic education.
Ms. Addy further explained the mandate of the Commission emphasising that the Commission works to nurture patriotic citizens and promote a civic culture among citizens of Ghana. She welcomed the proposal to intensify public education on the handling of the Ghana currency and recounted some partnerships that existed between the NCCE and BoG during the 2007 cedi redenomination exercise.
Present at the meeting were the First and Second Deputy Governors of the Bank of Ghana, Mr. Maxwell Opoku Afari and Mrs. Elsie Addo Awadzi, respectively. NCCE's Commission Member, Lawyer Victor Brobbey and other senior officials from the two institutions were also at the meeting.
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