NewsWire GH can confirm that the Appointments Committee of Parliament has unanimously passed President Akufo-Addo’s nominee to the Finance Ministry as the substantive Minister.

This comes on the back of a successful two-day vetting of the Minister whose session was delayed due to ill health.

Ken Ofori-Atta returns to Ghana, faces Appointments Committee today

The report by the committee which was laid on Saturday will be presented to plenary today, Monday, March 29.

Ofori-Atta was born on 7th November 1958 in Kibi, a small town in the Eastern Region of Ghana. He is a member of the prominent Ofori-Atta family of Ghana that has been influential in politics, law, chieftaincy and business.

Ofori-Atta had his education at Achimota School in Ghana, after attending the Accra Newtown Experimental School (ANT 1) where Tsatsu Tsikata also had his primary education. He proceeded to have a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Columbia University (1984) and an MBA from the Yale University School of Management in 1988.

Ofori-Atta was President Nana Akufo-Addo’s nominee to assess the health of the economy during the transition period after the 2016 elections.

In May 2017, Akufo-Addo named Ken Ofori-Atta as part of nineteen ministers who would form his cabinet. The names of the 19 ministers were submitted to the Parliament of Ghana and was announced by the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Prof. Mike Ocquaye. As a Cabinet minister, Ken Ofori-Atta is an integral part of the inner circle of the president of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, and is to aid in the key decision making activities in the country and he brings to the Ministry over 30 years’ experience in the Ghanaian and international financial sector.

Ofori-Atta was elected Chair of the World Bank/IMF Development Committee at the 2018 Spring Meetings and also Chairs the Governing Board of African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF). In addition, he Chairs the African Caucus at the World Bank.

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