President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Tuesday swore into office Ken Ofori-Atta as Minister of Finance to manage the country’s economy for the next four years.
President Akufo-Addo on January 21, 2021, submitted Ken Ofori-Atta’s name, among other 27, for appointment as Ministers in his new government to Parliament for vetting and subsequent approval.
But as a result of ill health, the Finance Minister-designate could not be vetted
By the Appointments Committee of Parliament on scheduled day, Tuesday, 16th February 2021.
Mr Ken Ofori-Atta after recovering from Covid-19 last December, had medical complications which doctors advise, require further interventions not currently available in Ghana, hence his travel to the US.
Parliament on March 29, 2021, approved of his nomination for appointment as Minister of Finance after the Appointments Committee of Parliament had vetted.
Speaking after presenting the Instrument of Appointment to the Finance Minister, President Akufo-Addo said he was happy that Ken Ofori-Atta has recovered fully from his medical condition.
With the swearing-in of Mr Ofori-Atta, the President said he has finished putting in place his government for the second term, having earlier sworn into office 29 substantive Ministers and 16 regional ministers.
Mr Ken Ofori-Atta on his part said in the last 125 days since he got COVID last December, he has been trilled and “can only express gratitude to God for his healing grace and the prayer from all corners of the country.
Rex Mainoo Yeboah, ISD