Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta has urged staff of the Ministry to continue to work with unity of purpose to achieve the ultimate mandate of successfully managing the Ghanaian economy.
Speaking at the Ministry’s semi virtual second quarter staff durbar, Mr. Ofori-Atta said that it was only when people work as a team that they could achieve greater things.
“As we focus our efforts on building a wiser Ghana, let us be reminded of the power of unity in language and purpose – for really the one language is the Republic and the purpose is shared prosperity for all Ghanaians,” he stated.
He took the opportunity to formally present Mr. Charles Adu Boahen, Minister of State, and Abena Osei-Asare Dr. John Apontuah Kumah, Deputy Ministers of Finance and a former Minister of Planning, Prof. George Gyan Baffuor, who has now joined the ministry as a Senior Policy Advisor to the minister as the solid team who would be aiding him in many ways to restructure the economy to pre-covid-19 times.
“I am truly excited and honored to be working with all of them to build a stronger and better economy,” Mr. Ofori-Atta noted.
He reserved special praise for Mr. Kwaku Kwateng, a former Deputy Minister for Finance for the implementation of revenue policy reforms, which had resulted in improved revenue generation and administration in the last couple of years and congratulated him on his appointment as the Chair of the Finance Committee in Parliament.
He also commended him for leading the efforts to get Ghana out of the FATF ‘grey’ list.
According to him, the second quarter had been eventful for the Ministry as he participated in a number of activities including the Springboard Youth Dialogue, the commemoration of the Green Ghana Project, launch of the Sustainable Development Goal Budget Report, and meeting with International Finance Corporation of the World Bank.
He commended staff for the commitment and supports in the first half of 2021 and called for same going into the second half of the year.
He stated that the 2021 Mid-Year Budget Review to Parliament, Ghana CARES Programme and launch of the Development Bank of Ghana were some of the important activities the Ministry would be undertaking.
Charles Adu Boahen, Dr. John Ampontuah Kumah, and Prof. George Gyan Baffuor addressed the staff and pledged to ensure that the ministry’s programmes and policies were adequately implemented to achieve a Ghana beyond Aid.