Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta, assumed office as Ghana’s Finance Minister after having been sworn-in on January 27, 2017, by his Excellency the President. He brings to the Ministry over 30 years’ experience in Ghanaian and international financial sector.
2. Hon. Ofori-Atta and twelve other Minister designates were approved by Parliament on Friday, January 27, after going through a successful vetting process by the Appointments Committee of Parliament.
3. The Hon Minister’s immediate priority is to protect the public purse, stabilize Ghana’s macro economy, spearhead anti-corruption, increase revenue and introduce policy initiatives to grow the economy for the private sector to thrive and create jobs.
“We will create wealth and improve people’s lives by ensuring economic freedom as mainstay of the economy, I am committed to cleaning up our public finances, managing the enormous debt that we have inherited in order to create the needed fiscal space, invest in critical infrastructure, and empower the private sector to create jobs”, he said in response to his vision for his tenure.
4. The legacy of the Ministry will be a professional institution with global standards in treasury and risk management to give effect to enforcing the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA), he added.
5. He intends to work hard to get the economy growing eventually at double digits through policies and strategies that will increase revenue, reduce waste, control spending, grow the economy to create jobs.
Source: Ministry of Finance
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