Yesterday, the finance minister, Seth Terkper, was immaculately dressed as he presented the mid-year budget to parliament, making key requests and statements bordering Ghana’s economy.
The finance minister position is one of the most crucial in government, as whoever is appointed is mandated with taking measures that will grow the economy.
Before Seth Terkper was appointed, here are the finance ministers who worked hard to manage the economy:
1. Kwesi Botchwey
Botchwey was Ghana's minister of finance from 1982 to 1995. He was appointed by Jerry Rawlings to assist in stabilizing Ghana's ailing economy.
2. Richard Kwame Prempeh
He was appointed by Rawlings as minister of finance from 1995-2001.
3. Yaw Osafo Maafo
He was finance minister from 2001 to 2005 in the John Agyekum Kufuor government.
4. Kwadwo Baah Wiredu
He was finance minister from 2005 to 2007. He died in 2008 after a short illness.
5. Anthony Akoto Osei
He was appointed finance minister by Kufuor from 2007 to 2009.
6. Kwabena Duffuor
Kwabena Duffuor was appointed by John Atta Mills. He served as finance minister from 2009 to 2012.
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