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Published On: Thu, Feb 15th, 2024

Ghana’s finance minister ken Ofori-Atta Sack as president reshuffles cabinet

 

Nana Akufo-Addo Ghana’s president sacked his finance minister in a broad cabinet reshuffle ahead of elections in December with No reason been given for his sacking, this change has affected 12 other ministers of state as the President Nana Akufo-Addo second and last term in office will end in 2025.

 President Nana Akufo-Addo’s office on Wednesday said that Ofori-Atta would be replaced by Mohammed Amin Adam, currently the minister of state at the finance ministry and previously deputy energy minister responsible for the petroleum sector.

After the reshuffle Kojo Oppong Nkrumah the information minister was deployed to the housing ministry. He was replaced by his deputy Fatimatu Abubakar, Ambrose Dery, who held the interior minister portfolio has been re-assigned to the office of the president.

According to the latest update from Africa News Ken Ofori-Atta had been overseeing Ghana’s debt restructuring efforts after the West African gold, oil and cocoa producer defaulted on most of its external debt in December 2022. Inflation rose above 50% that year and the local cedi currency plummeted. Ofori-Atta faced calls for his resignation from street protesters and both opposition and ruling party MPs, which he survived.

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