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Akufo-Addo appoints Ofori-Atta as Presidential advisor on economy

By Vincent Ashitey
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Ghana’s former Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta has been appointed as Senior Presidential Advisor to President Akufo-Addo on all matters relating to the economy.

Ofori Atta takes up the new mantle following the February 14 ministerial shuffle.

Ken Ofori-Atta's new portfolio will see him also serve as the president’s special envoy on international investment and the capital markets.

His appointment was announced in a letter dated Tuesday, February 15 signed by Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Osei-Opare.

Ofori Atta was Ghana’s longest serving finance minister despite facing tough times and calls for his dismissal by some members of Ghana’s parliament.

On October 25, 2022, some 80 NPP MPs demanded Ofori Atta’s resignation over the bad state of the economy; this was reiterated by the NDC parliamentary caucus in February 2023.

Their calls for resignation were, however, rejected by President Akufo-Addo, who, at the time, asked for parliament to wait until conversations with the IMF were over.