Finance Minister-designate, Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta, traveled to the United States of America on Sunday to obtain medical attention for post-Covid-19 complications, one day before his nomination.
Mr. Ofori-Atta was airlifted out of the country on the recommendation of the physicians.
In a statement released by the Ministry of Finance on Sunday, 14 February 2014, it was stated that, after recovering from COVID-19 last December, Mr. Ofori-Atta had medical complications which doctors advise need more interventions which are not currently available in Ghana.
“The Ministry of Finance wishes to inform the general public and stakeholders that Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta, Nominee of the President of the Ministry of Finance and Minister-designate of Finance, will be traveling to the United States of America today for a specific medical examination.”
Mr. Ofori-Atta was expected to testify before the Parliament’s Appointments Committee on Tuesday, 16 February 2021.
The announcement said, “The leadership of Parliament has been duly notified for a new date to be fixed upon his return.”