The Republic Press has gathered that minister-designate for Finance Ken Ofori-Atta will be unanimously passed by the appointment committee of parliament today, Monday 29, 2021 to serve in the second term of President Akufo-addo as finance minister.
Mr Ofori-Atta endured two days of vetting, answering questions ranging from the state of the country’s economy to the controversial minerals royalties deal, the Agyapa Transaction.
His vetting had to be rescheduled from Tuesday, February 16 after he was flown to the United States of America (USA) for treatment for post-Covid complications.
On Thursday, March 25, when he faced the Appointments Committee for the first time, he was made to give responses on some of the issues that were raised in the corruption-risk assessment report produced by then Special Prosecutor Martin Alamisi Amidu, who resigned weeks later over that report.
“We broke no rule and I think the Attorney General should be able to give an assessment on that,” Mr Ofori-Atta said.
“I do not believe that we broke any rule by the way which the procurement was done. We should be having a truly and broader discussion about Ghanaian enterprise and therefore how experienced entrepreneurs can join government at any point in time. There was no conflict of interest.”
He accused Mr Amidu of giving him no right of reply before going public with his report.
He is expected to be approved by plenary on today Monday, March 29 when the report of the Committee is laid before the House.