The Sector Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, is not leaving his position, according to the Finance Ministry.
It is in response to rumors that the Minister has resigned from various traditional media and social media outlets.
According to reports, this action was taken following a meeting with President Nana Akufo-Addo.
On October 25, 2022, some 80 members of parliament from the majority party urged that Mr. Ofori-Atta quit since he had fallen short of expectations in terms of the country’s economic status.
The rumors, however, are false, according to people close to the minister and a few top figures at the Finance Ministry, who spoke to Joy Business.
They argue that “the public should disregard rumours of the resignation of Ken Ofori-Atta.”
“It is Ofori-Atta’s diligence and credibility that has engendered so much goodwill towards Ghana by our bilateral partners and caused the IMF to fast-track our Programme negotiations. Indeed we are on course, working round the clock, and have spent all of today [October 25, 2022] at Jubilee House, engaging various stakeholders on our economic recovery,” they pointed out.
“We are in this together, and we will surely overcome. The Ministry of Finance assures all Ghanaians that things will improve very soon,” they added.
In the interim, the Finance Minister would continue to engage stakeholders and seek additional input on the continuing discussions for an economic program with the IMF.
He is anticipated to meet with the Ghana Employers Association, Ghana Trades Union Congress, and the leadership of the market women in Accra.