History: Ken Ofori-Atta Becomes First Finance Minster To Serve For 8 Years

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Ken Ofori-Atta the cousin of the president of the Republic of Ghana is said to be the first minister to serve for another four years after the first tenure of Akufo-Addo which makes him the first finance minister to serve the longest since 1993.

The economist who was said to have been working as an investment banker and an economist in a private firm before retiring to join the NPP is said to be one of the ministers named by the president to help run his new government.

The president presented a list of ministers to be vetted and approved in parliament in other to be accepted as ministers and one of the names happens to be the former finance minister.

Ken Ofori-Atta took some very extreme measures to overhaul the country during his 1st tenure. The years 2017 and 2018, which included the cleaning up of the banking industry as part of industry structural reforms.
This, he said, was intended to develop a great operating atmosphere for the nation’s banks.

While the healthcare and economy were hard hit by the disease outbreak during the coronavirus pandemic, the ministry introduced a GH-1,342 million Covid-19 Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan to safeguard lives.



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