Central Bank governor lands UN job


Nairobi, KENYA: Central Bank of Kenya Governor Patrick Njoroge has landed himself a United Nations job.

The Governor has been appointed by the United Nations (UN) Secretary General António Guterres to the task force on digital financing of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

With the new appointment taking effect immediately the governor will be tasked with helping to advance Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agendas.

“We have already seen how technology has helped expand financial inclusion —itself an important goal— by 1.2 billion people in just six years. But we have only just begun to tap the potential of digital finance and investment to meet the broader agenda set forth in the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on climate change,” said UN Secretary-General António Guterres.

Governor Njoroge attributed his appointment to Kenya’s success in digital finance while at the same time appreciating Kenya’s milestone in of digitization finance.

“I fully concur that digitization of finance has great potential in facilitating the achievement of the SDGs. The invitation is also an important recognition of Kenya’s success in digital finance and financial inclusion, with lessons that have been useful for other countries,” said Njoroge.