A statement from the Finance Ministry says the Finance minister-designate Ken Ofori-Atta has left Ghana to the U.S. for medical attention
Ofori-Atta will be out for â€œmedical reviewâ€ and he is expected to return after two weeks, the statement added.
â€œThe 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 for Finance, will travel to the United States of America today for a special medical review,â€ the statement from the public relations unit of the ministry noted.
It added: â€œAfter recovering from COVID-19 last December, Ofori-Atta has had medical complications which doctors advise, require further interventions not currently available in Ghana.â€
According to the statement, the leadership of Parliament has â€œbeen duly notifiedâ€ of his absence since he was due for vetting on Tuesday 16 February 2021.
â€œHe is expected to be away for two weeks. Mr. Ofori-Atta was scheduled to appear before the Appointments Committee of Parliament on Tuesday, 16th February, 2021. The leadership of Parliament has been duly notified for a new date to be fixed upon his return,â€ the statement said.