KenOfori Attah
Ken Ofori-Attah

According to an official statement from the Ministry of Finance, Minister of Finance-designate Ken Ofori-Atta left Ghana for medical care in the US. Ofori-Atta will be out for “medical review” and, the declaration added, he is expected to return after two weeks.

“The Ministry of Finance wishes to inform the general public and stakeholders that Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta, President’s Representative to the Ministry of Finance and Minister-designate for Finance, will travel today for a special medical review to the United States of America,” the ministry’s public relations unit statement noted.

It added: “Ofori-Atta has had medical complications, which doctors advise, after recovering from COVID-19 last December, require additional interventions not currently available in Ghana.”

According to the statement, as he was due for vetting on Tuesday 16 February 2021, the leadership of Parliament has ‘been properly informed’ of his absence.

“For two weeks, he is going to be out. Mr. Ofori-Atta was expected to testify before Parliament’s Appointments Committee on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. Parliament’s leadership was duly informed of a new date to be set upon his return, the declaration added

See preess release below:

During the coronavirus pandemic, the minister said even though health and economy was hit hard by the pandemic, the ministry implemented a GH¢1,342million Covid-19 Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan to protect lives, they also operationalized GH¢1.2 Billion Coronavirus Alleviation Programme (CAP) to support businesses, while they launched a GH¢2 billion Guarantee Scheme to enable SMEs borrow at a more affordable rate.

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