Second Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana (BoG) Elsie Addo Awadzi, was presented with the Glitz Africa Corporate Personality of the Year Award at the 2020 edition of the Ghana Women of the Year Honours event.

At the event on Saturday, she was honoured for her sterling contributions towards shaping economic management in Ghana especially in the areas of Financial Regulation and Public Financial Management.

 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. 

Speaking after receiving the award, Mrs Addo Awadzi thanked all the people who prayed and supported her in her role.

“It is not an easy task but a woman can do it. The late Justice Ruth Ginsburg, the second woman appointed to the US Supreme Court, said women belong in every place where decisions are being made. I so much believe that women belong in every place where important decisions that affect the whole nation are being made,” she added.

Being the second woman to occupy the role of Deputy Governor she paid glowing tribute to Nana Oye Mansa Yeboaa, the only other woman whom she said had the privilege to serve in the role from 1989 to 1997.

“Almost 21 years after 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.

“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.