Dr Abdul-Nashiru Issahaku has explained that he resigned as Governor of the Bank of Ghana on personal grounds.
Confirming to Graphic Online that he has presented his resignation letter earlier in the day, Dr Issahaku said: “They did not force me out. It was a personal decision”.
Speculations had been rife that the 55-year-old economist was forced out by the new government but he told Graphic Online that was not the case and that it was a personal decision.
His last day of work would be Friday, March 31, 2017.
Dr Issahaku was appointed governor in April 2016 by former President John Dramani Mahama.
He replaced Dr Henry Kofi Wampah who took an early retirement four months before the end of his term in August 2016.
Dr Issahaku prior to his appointment as governor was the second deputy governor of the central bank since July 2013.
He holds a Masters in Agric Economics and a Post Graduate degree in Political Science from the University of Georgia.
He worked as a governance expert at the State University of New York, Center for International Studies and also at the African Development Bank and also headed the Export Development and Agricultural Investment Fund (EDAIF).