- Ken Ofori-Atta has revealed that since he became finance minister, he has never for once taken his monthly salary
- He added that neither has he taken other financial entitlements as well as per diems
- According to him, those were not his objectives for coming into office
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Finance Minister-designate Ken Ofori-Atta has revealed that since he took charge of the finance ministry in 2017, he has never for once taken his monthly salary.
Ofori-Atta added that he has never for once taken other financial entitlements and compensations in his capacity as the finance minister.
Ofori Atta made this revelation at his vetting before the Appointments Committee in Parliament on Thursday, March 25, 2021.
“I do not take a salary, I do not take a per diem, so those are not the objectives that I come with,” he said.
His response followed a question directed at him by Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa about his relationship with private firms working with government departments and agencies.
The North Tongu MP was of the view that the situation fuels a certain narrative which insinuates that undue advantage could be given to his cronies.
Explaining further, Ofori Atta said his commitment to improving the state of the country’s public sector keeps him going even without financial considerations.
“I suspect you know that the issue of public service is one that really has been with the family for a long time and I came into it with that aspect,” he added.
It is no news, that Ofori-Atta was unable to appear before the committee since he was flown out of the country to seek medical attention
Ofori-Atta finally returned to Ghana from the United States where he went for treatment for post-COVID-19 complications.
He was flown out of the country on Sunday, February 14, 2021, after suffering some complications following his recovery from the coronavirus disease.
Ofori-Atta spent about 30 days at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, USA, where he received specialised treatment for post COVID-19 complications.
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Source: Yen News