Akufo-Addo swears-in Ofori-Atta as Finance Minister; tasks him to put the economy back on track

Akufo-Addo swears-in Ofori-Atta as Finance Minister; tasks him to put the economy back on track

- President Akufo-Addo has sworn-in Ken Ofori-Atta as Ghana's Finance Minister for his second term

- He was sworn-in on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at the Jubilee House

- Akufo-Addo tasked him to put the economy back on a sound footing

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, swore-in Kenneth Nana Yaw Kuntunkununku Ofori-Atta as Ghana's Finance Minister for his second term.

The beautiful ceremony was held at Jubilee House, the seat of the nation's presidency.

His swearing-in comes five days after he faced the Appointments Committee of Parliament as Minister of Finance designate to be vetted.

Akufo-Addo swears-in Ofori Atta as Finance Minister; task him to put the economy back on track
Akufo-Addo swears-in Ofori Atta as Finance Minister; task him to put the economy back on track Photo credit: Nana Akufo-Addo
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He was vetted on Thursday, March 25, 2021 in Parliament.

Fortunately and unfortunately for Ofori-Atta, of all Akufo-Addo's nominees he was the only person who was not able to face the committee earlier due to ill health.

Ofori-Atta was unable to appear before the committee because he was flown out of the country to seek medical attention for treatment of post-COVID-19 complications.

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Ofori-Atta returned to Ghana from the United States on Saturday, March 20, 2021

YEN.com.gh gathered that Ofori-Atta was approved by the Appointments Committee of Parliament after successfully going through the vetting process.

Ofori-Atta was approved by consensus after two days of vetting.

He got the votes of both minority and majority members of the committee.

President Akufo-Addo in a post sighted by YEN.com.gh on Facebook stated that the Ghanaian people were expecting him to put the economy on a sound footing once again.

He also added that doing that will help lead it out of the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Below are photos from the event;

In other news, Ken Ofori-Atta 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.

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Ofori Atta made this revelation at his vetting before the Appointments Committee in Parliament on Thursday, March 25, 2021.

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