Ken Ofori-Atta, Ghana's Finance Minister

The Ministry of Finance has appointed new officers to key positions in the ministry as part of efforts to engender the effective delivery of its core mandate in ensuring prudent public financial management.

The new officers, Michael Ayesu and Eva Esselba Mends will deputise for the Chief Directors while Mrs Evelyn Arthur takes the position of the new Director of Budget.

The appointments, which took effect on January 2, said until the elevation, the officers Mr Ayesu and Ms Mends were Directors for External Resource Mobilisation-Multilateral and Budget Division while Mrs. Arthur headed the Budget Planning and Preparation Unit of the ministry.

The statement said some divisions within the ministry have also been re-organised “to focus on the core functions of the Ministry as part of its functional review, reform agenda and conformity to international best practices.

The Advisory Units will include Legal, Internal Audit and a Transformation Unit.

The Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, making the announcement at a staff durbar said the ministry is undergoing such “bold, structural and human capital reforms for efficiency and prompt delivery of service to Ghanaians.”

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