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Ghana

Kenneth Nana Yaw Kuntunkununku Ofori-Atta

Date of Birth: 1959
Place of Birth: Kibi


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A twist in the election tale

The field would be headed by Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia a Muslim from northern Ghana and said to be Akufo-Addo's choice as successor He could likely face heavyweight rivals such as Joe Ghartey (Railways Minister) Alan Kyerematen (Trade) Kyeremateng Agyarko (former Energy) and Ken Ofori Atta (Finance)...

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Competing on competence

Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta acknowledges the deficit will exceed 11% though his disgruntled predecessor Seth Terkper suggests it will be between 13% and 15% while the IMF projects a fiscal deficit exceeding 16% the highest in SSA...


Election stirs up apathy

Finance minister Ken Ofori-Atta's scheme to float a company in Jersey a British tax haven to scoop up the rights to royalties from 16 of Ghana's richest gold mines is rapidly becoming a liability for the government...


Economics in a time of corona

Akufo-Addo's key policymakers finance minister Ken Ofori-Atta and central bank governor Ernest Addison moved quickly at the start of the emergency in March with more social service funding and a request for finance from the International Monetary Fund...

On 21 May an outfit calling itself 'Open Source Investigations' released a report accusing finance minister Ken Ofori-Atta of a gross conflict of interest via his indirect stakes in a joint venture company with ExxonMobil on the Deepwater Cape Three Points oil block...


AU pushes Africa bonds

They are working closely with Ghana's Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta and South Africa's Tito Mboweni both of whose countries face escalating debt service obligations over the next five years...


Hard bargaining ahead on debt and public health

Ghana's Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta who chairs the joint World Bank-IMF Development Committee told the Centre for Global Development that 'China has to come on stronger' in discussions over an economic response...


Third wave threatens the continent

Economic Commission for AfricaAfter convening a virtual meeting of finance ministers chaired by Ghana's Ken Ofori Atta the ECA published a report arguing for a $100bn economic stimulus for Africa of which $44bn could come from a moratorium on debt service...


Presidential action replay

The deficit may yet increase should Akufo-Addo and Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta boost election-year spending over the projections in the 2020 budget...


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