-President Akufo-Addo has described Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta as "national asset"
-His praise follows the economic achievements Mr Ofori-Atta has achieved for the country so far
-The President's praise comes at a time the Minority is calling for the resgination of Mr Ofori Atta
President Nana Akufo-Addo has commended the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta for his stellar performance within the last year.
Addressing Parliament in his second State of the Nation Address (SONA), President Akufo-Addo was of high praise for Mr Ofori-Atta for the skillful way he has been able to bring Ghana's economy on track.
According to him, under the direction of the Finance Minister Ghana’s Stock Exchange (GSE) has been rated by Bloomberg as the best performing Stock Exchange in the world for January 2018 after the GSE Composite Index gained 19% , in dollar terms in 2017, beatingthe Nigerian, Chinese and Brazilian Stock Markets.
“The world is taking notice of Ghana’s economic strides. Earlier, in January, the World Bank stated that Ghana’s economy would probably grow by 8.3% this year, which would make it the fastest growing economy in the world.
“For the first time in a long while, our macroeconomic fundamentals are solid, and all the critical indices are pointing in the right direction”, he added.
For these achievements, he said “Ken Ofori-Atta, the Finance Minister, is proving to be a national asset".
President Akufo-Addo's praise of the Finance Minister comes at a time when Mr Ofori-Atta had been given a two-week ultimatum by the Minority to resign or be removed through a parliamentary procedure.
Citing a CHRAJ report which holds that Mr Ofori-Atta flouted some regulations concerning bonds during the floating of a $2.25 billion last year, they have vowed to go every length to get him removed.
President Akufo-Addo's statement could well be taken as both an endorsement and a reply to the Minority that Mr Ofori-Atta will not be relieved of his position as they had wanted.
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