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Ken Ofori-Atta off to USA for medical care

The Finance Minister-designate, Ken Ofori-Atta, will be away in the United States for two weeks after developing post-COVID-19 medical complications

The Minister for Finance-designate Ken Ofori-Atta has left Ghana for the United States to seek medical attention, an official statement from the Ministry of Finance has announced.

Ofori-Atta will be out for a “medical review” and is expected to return after two weeks, the statement added.

“The Ministry of Finance wishes to inform the general public and stakeholders that Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, the representative of the president at the Ministry of Finance and Minister-designate for Finance, will travel to the United States of America today for a special medical review,” the statement from the public relations unit of the ministry said.

It added: “After recovering from COVID-19 last December, Ofori-Atta has had medical complications which doctors advise require further interventions not currently available in Ghana.”

Vetting postponed

According to the statement, the leadership of Parliament has been notified of his absence since he was due for vetting on Tuesday 16 February 2021.

“He is expected to be away for two weeks.

“Mr Ofori-Atta was scheduled to appear before the Appointments Committee of Parliament on Tuesday, 16 February 2021.

“The leadership of Parliament has been duly notified for a new date to be fixed upon his return,” the statement said.

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