Following the resignation of Liberia’s Central Bank Governor Milton Weeks, Liberia’s President George Manneh Weah on Wednesday, July 4th, 2018 appointed Mr. Nathaniel R. Patray as the New Executive Governor of the Central Bank of Liberia.
It can be recalled that during a general staff meeting on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, governor Weeks informed the Central Bank Staff that he has tendered his resignation to the President of Liberia, HE George Manneh Weah. He said his resignation takes immediate effect.
Mr. Weeks thanked the staff for the diligent services they rendered the bank during his tenure.
“It has been a wonderful two-years,” Mr. Weeks said. The CBL he recalled “has continued a journey that was not started by me but one started a long time ago, and we continue that journey for the two-year period that I was here; and I am sure that journey would continue going forward, even when I am not here.”
Governor Weeks praised the staff for the hard work and dedication to duty during his tenure and pointed out that his stay would not have been as successful and rewarding as it has been had it not been for the relationships that were nurtured during the period. The outgoing Governor spoke of the three-year Strategic Plan, which he noted has made a tremendous impact on the bank. He described the Financial Sector Development Plan as one with the potential for a great impact on the country.
Mr. Weeks urged the staff of the CBL to remain focused and continue to work diligently in spite of their affiliations, adding,
“The CBL has always been known to have professional people who would do their work professionally.” The Governor called on the staff to focus on doing their work and “let us see the Central Bank grow and contribute to the development of our country to the stability of our economy and the long-term growth of our country.”
Governor Weeks commended his directors, deputies, assistant directors and the entire staff for the hard work. “All of you in some way or the other have touched my life and have made a difference in the last two years,” the Governor concluded.
Mr. Weeks was appointed Executive Governor of the Central Bank of Liberia two years ago by former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, succeeding former Governor Dr. Mills Jones.
On Tuesday President George Manneh Weah received and accepted the resignation of the Governor Weeks. The President commended Hon. Weeks for his service to the nation and wished him well in his future endeavors.