Finance Minister-designate Ken Ofori-Atta is to be vetted by the Appointments Committee of Parliament today following his return to the country on Monday, March 22.
Ken Ofori-Atta had been out of the country seeking post covid treatment in the United States of America. His vetting, earlier slated for February 16, 2021 had been deferred in order to enable him get back to good health before facing the committee.
A statement from the Finance Ministry read in parts, “After recovering from COVID-19 last December, Mr Ofori-Atta has had medical complications, which doctors advise require further interventions not currently available in Ghana”.
It continued, “The Ministry of Finance wishes to inform the general public and stakeholders that Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, the Representative of the President at the Ministry of Finance and Minister-designate of Finance, will travel to the United States of America today, for a special medical review.
Mr Ofori-Atta is expected to answer questions on a wide range of issues, key amongs them being issues related to Agyapa deal as well as the country’s debt stock