Ken Ofori Atta - Minister of Finance
Ken Ofori Atta - Minister of Finance

Political science lecturer at the University of Ghana, Dr. Asah Asante says the new appointment for the former Minister for Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta may be for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) campaign financing. 

President Akufo-Addo has appointed former Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta as the Senior Presidential Advisor and Special Envoy for International Finance and Private Sector Investments.

The Minister for Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta was relieved from his position, with Mohammed Amin Adam as new Minister for Finance.

However, Mr. Ofori-Atta’s new appointment has been criticized by a section of Ghanaians and a call on the President to reconsider such a decision.

But the political science lecturer disagrees.

Speaking on Morning Starr with Francis Abban on Monday, Dr. Asante stated that Mr. Ofori-Atta has a lot that can be tapped in for the betterment of the nation. 

“Remember also that this type of appointment is not just for fun. It will dovetail into the campaign and remember Mr. Ofori-Atta is very good at campaign financing and the rest. As he moves on to that portfolio he can be doing a lot of stuff in supporting the campaign activities of the government.

“So if Ghanaians think that Mr. Ofori-Atta is finished because he has left the Ministry, I disagree. There is something under his sleeves and if whatever is under his sleeves is worth tapping into, why are we preventing the government from doing that?” Dr. Asante quizzed.

He continued: “Are you saying that Mr. Ofori-Atta the fact that he did not perform at the second tenure at his office at the Ministry of Finance we have written him off. That I disagree.” 

Source: Ghana/