SONA: Removal of Ofori-Atta will not affect govt’s commitment to implementing IMF deal – Akufo-Addo

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The Ministerial reshuffle did recently, especially the removal of Ken Ofori-Atta as Finance Minister will not affect the government’s commitment to implementing the program with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), President Akufo-Addo has said.

Mr Akufo-Addo said the government is committed to ensuring that the program is implemented to the end.

“The Reshuffle will not affect the government’s commitment to implementing the programme with the IMF,” he said during the delivery of the State of the Nation address in parliament on Tuesday, February 27.

Mr Akufo-Addo replaced Ofori-Atta with Dr Mahammed Amin Adam as the substantive Finance Minister in the reshuffle done on February 14.

Following his removal, Mr Ofori-Atta told the staff of the Ministry to support the new minister Dr Mohammed Amin Adam.

Mr Ofori-Atta described Dr Amin Adam as a smart, humble, and inclusive leader.

In a statement, he said “The future is here with us as we are blessed with a new leader, Dr Mohammed Amin Adam, who replaced the venerable Charles Adu Boahen and has been with us through some of the most difficult times. Let us all circle the wagons and ensure a blazing success for his stewardship.

“We all know him as a smart, humble, and inclusive leader. Let me state with all humility that nothing would honour me and the ‘Office of the Minister more than for you to work with renewed diligence to guide Hon. Amin and our nation to the successful execution of the IMF-ECF program to promote economic growth and transformation.

Ofori statement

“Once again, I thank you for your tireless service and commitment to excellence. It has been my utmost honor and a rare privilege to serve alongside each, and every one of you. I pray that you continue to be resolute, dedicated, unwavering and committed to the work of the Republic and care for the finances of the State.”

EC to work with the parties to iron out whatever problems there might be

Cedis has been largely stable. Marcor economic indicators are in the right direction.



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