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    Support “smart” Mohammed Amin Adam – Ofori-Atta tells Finance Ministry staff

    Outgoing Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, has expressed his confidence in his successor, Dr. Mohammed Amin Adam, urging the Ministry of Finance staff to support him in his new role.

    In a heartfelt letter issued on Wednesday, February 14, Mr Ofori-Atta thanked the staff for their tireless service and commitment to excellence during his tenure.

    He encouraged them to uphold professionalism, ethics, efficiency, and responsiveness, emphasizing his vision for a Ghana Beyond Aid. Ofori-Atta described Dr. Amin Adam as a smart, humble, and inclusive leader, stressing the importance of collective effort to ensure a successful tenure for the new appointee.

    “The future is here with us as we are blessed with a new leader, Dr Mohammed Amin Adam, who replaced the venerable Charles Adu Boahen, and has been with us through some of the most difficult times. Let us all circle the wagons and ensure a blazing success for his stewardship.

    “We all know him as a smart, humble and inclusive leader. Let me state with all humility that nothing would honour me and the ‘Office of the Minister’ more than for you to work with renewed diligence to guide Hon. Amin and our nation to the successful execution of the IMF-ECF programme to promote economic growth and transformation.

    “Once again, I thank you for your tireless service and commitment to excellence. It has been my utmost honour and a rare privilege to serve alongside each, and every one of you. I pray that you continue to be resolute, dedicated, unwavering and committed to the work of the Republic and care for the finances of the State.”

    President Akufo-Addo appointed Dr. Mohammed Amin Adam as the new Finance Minister, replacing Ken Ofori-Atta, who served in the position for seven years.

    The announcement was part of the latest ministerial reshuffle released on February 14. Despite facing challenges and calls for his dismissal from some members of Ghana’s Parliament, Ofori-Atta served as Ghana’s longest-serving finance minister.

    On October 25, 2022, around 80 NPP MPs demanded his resignation due to the country’s struggling economy, with similar calls echoed by the NDC parliamentary caucus in February 2023.

    However, President Akufo-Addo rejected these calls, urging Parliament to wait until discussions with the IMF were concluded.


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