Akufo-Addo reveals best 77th birthday gift
the bi-partisan approval of Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta.
The minister was approved by consensus via voice vote on
the floor on Monday, March 29, 2021.
birthday gift from the House which fell on the same day.
“I commend Parliament for the bi-partisan consensus
manner with which it did its work and I’m grateful to the
House for giving me a good birthday present with the
approval of the Minister on my birthday,” he said.
President Akufo-Addo disclosed this at the swearing-in of
Mr Ofori-Atta on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at the Jubilee House.
“I am happy that he’s recovered fully from his medical condition
and made history by becoming the first minister in the life of our
nation to have been vetted for two consecutive days at
the committee hearings,” he added.
The President, among other things, said Mr Ofori-Atta’s reappointment
was as a result of the competence demonstrated in his first term.
“He provided a staunch defence of his record in office as Finance Minister
from February 17, 2017, when he inherited a weak, faltering economy
from the Mahama Administration and helped nurse the economy back
to good health by January 6, 2021,” he lauded.
The President further reiterated the welfare of Ghanaian remains the
paramount consideration of public policy, hence charged
Mr Ofori-Atta to provide the leadership that is needed
to improve the standard of living.