20 Aug 2008

Solomons Central Bank Governor joins World Bank

10:52 am on 20 August 2008

After twenty five years of service to the Central Bank of Solomon Islands, Governor Rick Hou is leaving the bank to take up a post with the World Bank in Washington DC.

The bank yesterday hosted a function in honour of its longest serving Governor.

In his farewell speech, Rick Hou said his appointment was another opportunity to serve his country.

"This does not change our perspective and sense of duty. Once again, this is a tremendous opportunity to serve my God and my country. Only the institution and the home base will change. I am therefore, looking forward to an exciting challenge."

The Minister of Finance, Snyder Rini said Mr Hou will make the country proud to

have a son in such an organization.

He thanked Rick Hou for his long service to the bank and country and wished

him well.