Ken Ofori-Atta is Finance Minister-designate

By Jeffrey Owusu-Mensah
Ken Ofori-Atta

Co-founder of Databank, Ken Ofori-Atta has been appointed by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as his Finance Minister-designate.

Mr Ofori-Atta, a cousin to Mr Akufo-Addo, had been reported to be in contention with former Minster of State at the Finance Ministry in the Kufuor administration and MP for Tafo, Dr Anthony Akoto Osei.

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But his handling of the finances of the Akufo-Addo campaign put him in very good stead for the position.

Announcing the first batch of his ministerial appointments at the Flagstaff House on Tuesday, Nana Akufo-Addo described the accomplished investment banker as one who has the capacity to lead the finance sector that will ensure the transformation of the country’s economy.