President Akufo Addo’s Finance Minister-designate for his second tenure in Office, Ken Ofori-Atta is expected to meet the Appointments Committee of Parliament for his vetting today.
Some questions Ghanaians expect the Appointments Committee to ask Ofori-Atta is not limited but include Ghana’s increasing debt stock, the state of the cedi, revenue mobilisation, the controversial Agyapa royalties deal among other issues bothering on the economy of Ghana.
The vetting has been delayed due to ill health, so this compelled the Appointment Committee to postpone his vetting which was originally scheduled for March 8, 2021.
The Finance Minister-designate through the Ministry of Finance some few weeks back informed Ghanaians of his travel to the US to seek further medical care, following complications after recovering from COVID-19.
The statement from the Ministry further explained that Mr. Ofori-Atta had to travel because the treatment facilities for his complications were not available in Ghana.
Touching on the situation in America the Finance Minister-Designate disclosed that “the doctors here have been fantastic and very dedicated, but even they acknowledge that there must be someone upstairs who is watching over me because the numbers were so critical. So thank you indeed for your earnest prayers which have saved me.”
He, however, arrived in Ghana on Monday, 22nd March 2021 for the vetting scheduled to commence at 10 am.
A statement from Parliament indicated that “the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation will cover the event Live and provide feed to other media houses.”
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