This is because Ken Ofori-Atta, the president’s representative will be away in the United States for two weeks after developing post-COVID-19 medical complications
President Akufo-Addo has directed Charles Adu Boahen, the former deputy finance minister to act as his representative at the Ministry of Finance.
This follows the absence of Ken Ofori-Atta, the president’s representative at the Ministry and the Minister-designate for Finance.
Ken Ofori-Atta left Ghana this week for the United States to seek medical attention and is expected to be away for about two weeks.
A letter signed by the Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Osei-Opare and sighted by asaaseradio.com said, “Pending the absence of the president’s representative at the Ministry of Finance, Hon. Ken Ofori-Atta. I am directed by H. E the President to request that you act as his representative in the Ministry.
“This directive is in accordance with section 14 (5) of the Presidential (Transition) Act, Act 845, (2021).”
The letter dated 15 February 2021 added, “You are to take note of the provision of section 14 (5) which states that you; shall not take a decision involving a policy issue. Also, you are to act in accordance with letter no. SCR/DA555/01 dated 21 December, 2020 which gives directives on financial commitments, recruitments among others.”