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Dr. Johnson P. Asiamah has been appointed as the second Deputy governor of the Bank of Ghana. President John Mahama.

The Economist and Monetary Policy Specialist’s appointment was done in consultation with the Council of State, according to a statement signed by Communications Minister Dr Edward Omane Boamah.

He takes over from Dr. Adul-Nashiru Issahaku who was recently appointed as Governor of the Bank.

Dr. Asiamah is an economist with an extensive working experience at the Bank of Ghana over the past twenty (20) years.

Until his elevation, he was the assistant director at the Economics Department of the Bank of Ghana, where he coordinated the work of the Monetary Policy Committee.

He holds a PHD (Economics) from the University of Southampton, UK and an MPHIL (Economics) from the University of Ghana, Legon.

He was born on May 5, 1968 and joined the Bank of Ghana in 1996, where he rose through the ranks.

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The list is predominantly dominated by South Africans, Egyptians and Nigerians. However, Nigerian businessman, Aliko Dangote sits on atop.

He is the founder and chairman of Dangote Cement, the continent’s largest cement producer. He owns nearly 88% of publicly-traded Dangote Cement through a holding company. Dangote Cement produces 44 million metric tons annually and plans to increase its output 33% by 2020. Dangote also owns stakes in publicly-traded salt, sugar and flour manufacturing companies. Dangote is worth $12.2 .

There are only two women on the list – Angola’s Isabel dos Santos with $2.7 billion and Folorunsho Alakija worth $1.6 B.

The list of Africa’s billionaires
#1Aliko Dangote $12.2 B 60 cement, sugar, flour

#2Nicky Oppenheimer $7.7 B 72diamonds

#3Johann Rupert $7.2 B 67 luxury goods

#4 Nassef Sawiris $6.8 B 57 construction, chemicals
#5 Mike Adenuga $5.3 B 64 telecom, oil
#6 Issad Rebrab $4 B 74 food
#6 Naguib Sawiris $4 B 63 telecom
#8 Koos Bekker $2.8 B 65 media, investments
#9 Isabel dos Santos $2.7B 44 investments
#9 Mohamed Mansour $2.7 b

#11 Patrice Motsepe $2.4 B 56 mining
#12 Aziz Akhannouch $2.2 B 57 petroleum, diversified

#13 Yasseen Mansour $1.9 B 56 diversified
#14 Strive Masiyiwa $1.7 B 57 telecom
#15 Folorunsho Alakija $1.6 B67 oil

#15 Othman Benjelloun$1.6 B 85 banking, insurance
#17 Mohammed Dewji $1.5 B 42 diversified
#18 Youssef Mansour $1.4 B 72 diversified
#19 Michiel Le Roux $1.2 B 68 banking
#19 Stephen Saad $1.2 B 53 pharmaceuticals
#21 Desmond Sacco $1.1 B 75 mining
#21 Onsi Sawiris $1.1 B 88 construction, telecom
#21 Christoffel Wiese $1.1 B 76

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