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Ofori-Atta flown to US over COVID complications

The Former Finance Minister and minister designate for Finance Ministry, Ken Ofori-Atta has been flown to the United States of America.

In a statement released by the Ministry of Finance on Sunday, it was stated that

“The Ministry of Finance wishes to inform the general public and stakeholders that Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta, Minister of Finance and minister designate for Finance Ministry, will travel to the United States of America today for a special medical review”.

This development is as a result of some complications after recovering from Covid-19 last December. According to Doctor's advise, Mr Ofori-Atta needs medical interventions which are currently not available in the Country.

The statement also noted that Parliament has been informed of the health condition of the former Finance Minister. He is expected to be away for two weeks. Mr. Ofori-Atta was scheduled to appear before the Appointments Committee on Tuesday, 16th February, 2021.

According to the Statement, the leadership of Parliament has been duly notified for a new date to be fixed upon his return.

Story by Vanessa Anaman of GIN.

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