January 5th, 2020

Government to bag $3bn annually with Sankofa account

Ghana’s Finance Ministry has launched an investment and savings account which targets Africans in the diaspora known as the African Sankofa Account. Both the Finance […]
December 13th, 2019

Ofori Atta is a ‘financial magician’, a real brick – Akufo Addo

President Akufo Addo has eulogized his cousin the Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta describing him as having worked like a ‘financial magician’ in turning around […]
December 4th, 2019

File arguments within 21 days – Supreme Court to parties in $2.25bn bond case

The Supreme Court has asked parties in the suit in which the Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta has been sued over the issuance of a $2.25 […]
November 28th, 2019

Private sector must do more to support SDG financing – Ofori-Atta

Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta is calling for more financing to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). “I encourage both local and foreign businesses and financial […]
November 15th, 2019

Finance Minister justifies incessant borrowing

“We won’t borrow if we don’t need it.” This was a response by Finance Minister to the Minority on incessant borrowing. He explained that, if […]
November 15th, 2019

Come for tutorials on loan usage – Finance Minister tells NDC

Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta says the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) can come for tutorials on what the incumbent government is using loans for in […]
November 14th, 2019

Akufo-Addo’s ambulances for constituencies finally coming next month – Ofori Atta assures

Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta has assured Ghanaians that the Akufo-Addo led government will yet again fulfil another key promise in the NPP’s manifesto during […]
November 14th, 2019

We’ll not overspend in 2020 – Government

The Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, in presenting the government’s budget for 2020 in Parliament yesterday indicated that the government had made enough provisions in […]
November 14th, 2019

No new contracts in the energy sector – Ken Ofori-Atta

Government has placed a complete moratorium on signing of new contracts in the energy sector, restricting key institutions operating in the sector from entering into […]
November 14th, 2019

Government to roll out 8-point agenda to consolidate economic gains

The government has outlined its priorities going into the 2020 elections, with a focus on a robust eight-point agenda aimed at consolidating what it describes […]
November 14th, 2019

EC will get funds for 2020 election— Ken Ofori-Atta

The government will provide all the support the Electoral Commission (EC) needs to conduct successful elections in 2020, Finance Minister, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, has assured […]
November 14th, 2019

Promise to pay 80% debt owed road contractors ‘great news’ – Dr. Adu Sarkodie

An economist and research fellow with the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), Dr. Adu Owusu Sarkodie has stated that government’s indication to pay 80% of […]
November 14th, 2019

2020 Budget: Ghana’s economy has miraculously turned around – Finance Minister

The Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta  says the economy of Ghana has miraculously turned around and moving in the right direction. He says God’s blessing of […]
November 14th, 2019

Finance Minister mocked for ‘880,000 million farmers’ blunder

Ghanaians on social media have taken a swipe at the finance minister, Ken Ofori-Atta for his ‘880,000 million farmers’ blunder at the recent 2020 budget […]
November 13th, 2019

2020 budget to focus on macroeconomic stability, job creation, infrastructure devt – Ofori-Atta

The Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, will today present the 2020 Budget Statement and Economic Policies of the government to Parliament, and outline measures to […]
November 13th, 2019

Government allocates GHC45m for 2020 population census

Government has allocated an amount of GHC45 million for the preparatory activities of the 2020 Population and Housing Census, Ken Ofori-Atta, the Minister of Finance, […]
November 12th, 2019

Common Fund Delay: Naa Torshie, Ken Ofori Atta to appear before parliament today

The Common Fund Administrator, Irene Naa Torshie Addo, and the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta are both scheduled to appear before parliament today November 12, 2019 […]
November 12th, 2019

Finance Minister not massaging economic figures – Government

Government has denied allegations by the Minority in Parliament that the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta is manipulating economic figures to make the Akufo Addo […]
November 8th, 2019

Ken Ofori-Atta turns 60; hangs out with Akufo-Addo, Duncan-Williams, others

Ken Ofori-Atta, Ghana’s Minister of Finance has turned 60 today and to commemorate his birthday, he joined his cousin, President Akufo-Addo and other Ghanaian bigwigs […]
November 7th, 2019

Ofori-Atta justifies government’s huge spending on education

Ghana’s Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta has justified government’s huge investment in the educational sector in the face of the clamour and incessant demands for […]
November 1st, 2019

‘We’re back to a sense of stability’ – Ofori-Atta on banking sector reforms

Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta has said the Nana Akufo-Addo-led government is ‘satisfied’ with the banking sector now after a restructuring ‘tsunami’ that led to the […]
November 1st, 2019

2020 budget will focus on sustaining gains made over the past three years – Finance Minister

Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta has disclosed that the 2020 Budget would focus on sustaining gains made over the past three years. He added that this […]
November 1st, 2019

‘I think we’re going to have a good 15 months on the roads’ – Ken Ofori-Atta assures

Ghana’s Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, has assured the public that government will, in the next 15 months, complete ongoing road projects across the country and […]
October 26th, 2019

Increase IDA Funding to US$100m – Ken Ofori Atta to IMF/World Bank

Ken Ofori Atta, Minister for Finance, has called on the Bretton Woods Institutions to increase their next round of funding (IDA19) to US$100 million to […]
October 23rd, 2019

PDS saga: Ghana loses $190m MCC money

On October 19, 2019, the Government of Ghana (GoG) informed the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) in Washington, D.C. of its decision to terminate the concession […]
October 17th, 2019

ASEPA ranks Ken Ofori Atta as one of the worst performing Ministers

Political think-tank Alliance Social Equity and Public Accountability (ASEPA) has ranked the Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori Atta as one of the worst performing ministers. […]
September 21st, 2019

Government freezes payments to independent power producers

Government has placed a temporary freeze on payments to independent power producers as it bids to renegotiate power purchasing agreements signed with the previous administration. […]
September 14th, 2019

Cheaper lending to agric on the horizon – Ofori-Atta

Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, is optimistic that government’s US$410million Ghana Incentive-based Risk Sharing System for Agriculture Lending (GIRSAL) programme, will soon lead to increased lending […]