On Friday 28th June, 2017 His Excellency President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma nominated Dr. Patrick Saidu Conteh for the position of Governor of the Bank of Sierra Leone, subject to Parliamentary approval.
Dr. Patrick Conteh is the current Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development. He had served as Deputy Managing Director at the State-owned Sierra Leone Commercial Bank.
In an interview with the Global Times on Saturday, Dr. Patrick Conteh said that, he felt blessed for having being nominated to serve as Governor of the Central Bank. “I thank God for making it possible for me to be nominated to serve as Governor of the country’s premier bank…I thank His Excellency President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma for graciously nominating me to serve as Governor of the Bank of Sierra Leone…I look forward to my approval by Members of Parliament…I promise to contribute to transforming the country’s economy as head of monetary policies”, Dr. Patrick Conteh said.
If his nomination is approved by the House of Parliament, Dr. Patrick Saidu Conteh would become the forth and perhaps the last Governor of the Central Bank to serve under the Presidency of President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma.