Dr. Maxwell Opoku-Afari, who is the First Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana (BoG) has been inducted as a fellow into the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences(GAAS).
The ceremony held on November 15, 2022, at the Auditorium of the Academy in Accra, was graced with the presence of the Vice president, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.
The First Deputy Governor of (BoG) was inducted into fellowship by the President of GAAS, Emeritus Professor Samuel Kofi Sefa-Dedeh, together with other distinguished scholars who are experts in the field of Arts and Science.
The induction ceremony included a citation presentation to Dr. Opoku-Afari which described his immense contribution to national and economic development.
“Dr. Maxwell Opoku-Afari, on account of your noteworthy contribution to policy-relevant research and modernization of monetary policy frameworks in low-income and developing countries, you were elected Fellow of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences on 20th October 2022. Congratulations”, Vice President (Arts Section) Prof. Kofi Opoku Nti said during the induction.
Dr. Opoku-Afari on his part expressed his gratitude to the President and the council of GAAS.
The Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences was founded in 1959 on the initiative of Ghana’s first president, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah and its aim is generally to promote the pursuit, advancement, and dissemination of knowledge in all branches of the sciences and the humanities. The Academy at the time it was established, was the first in Black Africa.