The Finance Minister-designate, Ken Ofori-Atta, will be away in the United States for two weeks after developing post-COVID-19 medical complications
Ken Ofori-Atta, Minister-designate for Finance, has written to the chairman of the Appointments Committee of Parliament to reschedule his appointment with the committee originally slated for Tuesday 16 February 2021.
According to a letter dated 14 February 2021 and addressed to the chairman of the Appointments Committee of Parliament, Ofori-Atta said he wishes to respectfully bring to the attention of the committee that, he is unable to appear before them as scheduled for Tuesday, 16 February, 2021.
“I will travel to the United States of America to undergo a required medical intervention curently not avallable in Ghana. I am expected to be away for two weeks. Therefore, I kindly request your direction on arranging a new date for my appearance before the Committee. The Ministry of Finance is available to discuss the necessary consequential processes to arrange an alternative date” Ofori-Atta stated in his letter to the Appointments Committee of Parliament.
The Minister for Finance-designate, Ken Ofori-Atta, left Ghana on Sunday, 14 February 2021 to the United States of America to seek medical attention. Speculation was rife on social media today, the 15 February 2021, that he had passed on into eternity.
However, his personal assistant, Michael Badiako, who is on the trip with him, announced with photo evidence that the Finance Minister designate is alive and in good spirits.
“Good morning, Honourable Minister-designate’s Delta 157 flight has landed,” a text message from Bediako confirming Ofori-Atta’s safe arrival in the US said.
“He is in good spirits. He sends his regards”. the text message concluded.
The message was accompanied by a picture of the minister-designate and his wife sitting at a waiting area at the John F. Kennedy Airport in New York.
The letter is copied to the Rt. Honour Speaker of Parliament, Alban Kingsford Sumana Bagbin, the Chief of Staff at the office of the President, Akosua Frema Osei Opare, the Clerk of Parliament and the chief director at the Ministry of Finance.