President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has called on the Finance Minister, Kenneth Nana Yaw Kuntunkununku Ofori-Atta to provide leadership that will ensure that the work on which NPP is embarked benefits the progress of why Ghanaians voted for them.
According to the President, Ghanaians want visible improvement in their standard of living, a leadership that will transform the country by strengthening the economy.
Speaking at the swearing in ceremony of the Finance Minister at Jubilee House, the seat of the nation’s presidency, President Akufo-Addo commended the eighth (8th) Parliament of the 4th Republic of Ghana for their Bi-Partisan approval of Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta on his reappointment.
“I commend Parliament for the by-partisan consensual manner in which it approved Ken Ofori-Atta. The welfare of Ghanaian remains the paramount consideration of public policy. And 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.” President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo said.
He further said, “Indeed, you have your work cut out for you even though our economy despite the pandemic was of the few in the world that recorded positive GDP growth in 2020. Ultimately what the people of Ghana are expecting is a visible improvement in their standard of living that’s an increase in the real wages for working people and enhancement of the income of farmers and fisherfolk and a rise of profits for businesses.”
“So talk of good macro and economic management, fiscal responsibility in GDP growth has to reflect that goal if the talk is to be meaningful. So I indicated to your colleague ministers the Ghanaian people have given us four more years to do more for them. So as you assume your position in government, I urge you to provide leadership that will ensure that the work on which we are embarked benefits the progress of why they voted for us.”