CBL Launches Second Edition of Economic Forum

Monrovia- September 26, 2019: Several high-profile personalities will on Friday September 27, 2019 grace the second CBL Economic Forum that will be held in the CBL auditorium. They include: Elie E. Saleeby, Former Executive Governor of CBL, Geoffrey Oestreicher, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Resident Representative in Liberia, Mr. John B. S. Davis III, President, Liberia Bank for Development and Investment and Prof. Geegbae A. Geegbae, Vice President for Institutional Development and planning, University of Liberia.


The theme for the Friday, 27 September 2019 Economic Forum is: De-dollarization in Liberia: Implications for Effective Monetary Policywith Dr. Musa Dukuly, Deputy Governor for Economic Policy, serving as keynote speaker and Prof. A. Richard Dorley, Member of the Board of Governors of the Central Bank of Liberia as moderator.


The Forum on de-dollarization remains at the heart of important macroeconomic discussions because of the perceived adverse implications of de-dollarization on the current monetary arrangement in Liberia..


The presentation of de-dollarization will be geared towards setting a stage and stimulating debate among stakeholders, the student community, civil service actors and policy makers to engender a clear and common vision on the de-dollarization process.


The objective of the CBL Economic Forum is to create public awareness and  understanding about CBL’s Monetary policy and functions. As the economy is currently undergoing a period of challenges, it is important that CBL engages the public on the financial and macroeconomic policy decisions it is embarking upon to create transparency and better public understanding of CBL operations.


The event is expected to bring together representatives of business community, financial sectors, student community, youth group, Government ministries, policy makers and key stakeholders.