Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta says government is still accepting aid

Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta says government is still accepting aid

- Mr. Ofori-Atta says Ghana will not reject international assistance

- He opines that Ghana will be more strategic in accepting aid from the West

Ghana’s Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta says government is still accepting aid from the international community despite the NPP’s ‘Ghana beyond aid’ policy strategy.

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According to Mr Ofori-Atta Ghana government will not reject any international assistance, once it’s in line with the country’s development agenda.

Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta says government is still accepting aid

Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta

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He told a gathering at the third Aliu Mahama Memorial Lecture held at the National Theatre Thursday, that the aim of the new policy direction is to “shrink [foreign assistance] to its “logical conclusion.”

Aid is one form of external influence…[so] we are going to be more strategic,” he noted.

President Akufo-Addo has consistently preached his government will ensure Ghana weans off foreign aid.

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We no longer want to offer the justification for those who want to be rude and abusive about Africa and her peoples,” the president said in London.

But Mr Ofori-Atta said the new Ghana only seeks to revamp all the sectors of the economy to build a fully fledged middle-income country.

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