Monday, 08 March

Ofori-Atta vetting postponed to March 8; Daapah, others take turns tomorrow

Former Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta

The vetting of some Ministers-designate initially scheduled to take place on Monday, 22 February 2021, has been rescheduled to Tuesday, 23 February 2021.

This is to enable the Chairman of the Committee to submit a report on Ministers-designate that have been vetted so far.

Tuesday’s vetting will, therefore, have Ministers-designate of Public Enterprises, Transport, and Sanitation Resources, Joseph Cudjoe, Kwaku Ofori Asiamah and Cecilia Dapaah, respectively, appear before the Appointments committee.

Meanwhile, Minister-designate of Finance, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, will be vetted by the Appointments Committee on Monday, 8 March 2021.

This follows the rescheduling of his vetting, which was initially scheduled for Tuesday, 16 February 2021 based on a request made by the Finance Minister-designate.

Mr Ofori-Atta was flown to the United States of America on Sunday, 14 February 2021, to seek medical treatment for post-COVID-19 complications.

“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,” a statement from the Ministry of Finance said on Valentine’s Day.

“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.

 “The leadership of Parliament has been duly notified for a new date to be fixed upon his return,” the statement noted.