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Akufo-Addo Names Adu Boahen As Acting Finance Minister-Designate


President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appointed a former deputy finance minister, Charles Adu Boahen, to act as his representative at the Ministry of Finance as the minister-designate, Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta, is away in the United States for medical treatment. Mr. Ofori-Atta is expected to be away for, at least, two weeks for medical care as a result of complications he has suffered from treating COVID-19.


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A letter from the chief of staff, Akosua Frema Osei-Opare to Mr. Boahen, read: “Pending the absence of the president’s representative at the Ministry of Finance, Hon. Ken Ofori-Atta, I am directed by H. E the President to request that you act as his representative in the Ministry.


“This directive is in accordance with section 14 (5) of the Presidential (Transition) Act, Act 845, (2021).”


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“You are to take note of the provision of section 14 (5) which states that you; shall not make a decision involving a policy issue. Also, you are to act in accordance with letter no. SCR/DA555/01 dated 21 December 2020 which gives directives on financial commitments, recruitments among others”.


Meanwhile, the finance ministry says Mr. Ofori-Atta is well and in good spirit.


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Mr. Ofori-Atta was scheduled to appear before the Appointments Committee of Parliament on Tuesday, 16 February 2021.


The leadership of Parliament has been duly notified for a new date to be fixed upon his return.


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Credit: Pulse

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