A tweet on the official X (formerly Twitter) page of the Finance Ministry (Office of the Finance Minister-Ghana) confirmed that Minister of Finance Ken Ofori-Atta is still serving in his capacity as the substantive Minister for Finance.
Unfounded reports that Ken Ofori-Atta was stripped of his duties or had resigned from office on Monday, December 18, 2023, have surfaced on social media and in certain sectors of the mainstream media.
Ofori-Atta put an end to the rumors, though, when he tweeted that he was confident that God will provide him and the Ministry of Finance personnel with wisdom and leadership in 2024.
“Today I joined the staff of @MoF_Ghana in thanksgiving for God’s mercy & preservation in 2023. I am assured that the Lord will continue to lead and guide us in 2024. Our testimony is indeed victory on every side! Humbled to be leading the brilliant and resilient #TeamMoF #Nissi” the tweet by Ken Ofori-Atta read.
In January 2017, upon assuming office as the 5th President of the 4th Republic, President Akufo-Addo named Ken Ofori-Atta his Minister of Finance. Following President Akufo-Addo’s reelection to a second term in office, he was once again named Finance Minister.