The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has sworn into office the Finance Minister-designate, Ken Ofori-Atta, at the Jubilee House in Accra.
This was after he was approved by consensus by the Appointments Committee of Parliament on Monday, March 29.
President Akufo-Addo congratulated Ken Ofori-Atta heartily on his appointment to serve a second term as Finance Minister.
“He provided a staunch defence of his record in office as Finance Minister from February 17, 2017, when he inherited a weak, faltering economy from the Mahama administration and helped nurse the economy back to good health by January 6, 2021,” the President said on Tuesday, March 30.
He also charged the Finance Minster to improve the living standards of Ghanaians.
“What the people of Ghana are expecting is a visible improvement in their standard of living, that is an increase in real wages for working people, an enhancement of the incomes of farmers and fisherfolk, and rise in profit for businesses.”
For his part, Mr Ofori-Atta thanked the President for reposing confidence in him. He also expressed gratitude to Parliament for approving his nomination and to all those who, in his absence, acted and worked in his stead.
By: Charles Sarpong Amponsah.