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Kenneth Nana Yaw Kuntunkununku Ofori-Atta

Date of Birth: 1959
Place of Birth: Kibi


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Monumental disputes

In 2019 Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta put the estimated cost at US$100 million...


Akufo-Addo faces the costs of an IMF deal

One faction led by Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta was resolutely opposed to turning to the IMF but the majority resigned itself to the 'least bad option' after policy choices narrowed sharply (AC Vol 63 No 4 Ofori-Atta bets on the E-Levy rejects IMF)...

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Ofori-Atta's team plans more cuts

Also concerning is Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta's disclosure to senior union and employers' representatives during a 'national labour conference' earlier this year that in 2021 the sum of interest payments salaries and compensation and required 'statutory funds' contributions amounted to 144% of total tax revenues...

Fuel price ‘mitigation measures' previously announced by Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta pale in comparison with the massive rise in ex-pump petrol and diesel prices since January...


A reluctant reversion to the IMF

Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta strongly opposed the move arguing it backtracked on the government's 'Beyond Aid' stance but was outvoted...


Ofori-Atta bets on the E-Levy, rejects IMF

As Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta and his Treasury team rule out any resort to the International Monetary Fund on nationalist grounds they are taking a different set of political risks by imposing an unpopular electronic transaction tax (the E-Levy) and pledging to cut state spending by up to a fifth...


Opposition steps up disruption

Last November it managed to orchestrate the rejection of the 2022 Budget Statement presented by Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta (AC Vol 62 No 24 Bonds and budget blockers)...

But central bank governor Ernest Addison and Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta will struggle to steer the economy towards the 6% growth target this year while controlling inflation boosting revenues controlling the fiscal deficit and managing the debt burden...


Bonds and budget blockers

Faced by a powerful opposition party Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta's 2022 budget statement presented on 17 November to Parliament was always unlikely to have an easy passage...

Back in August Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta claimed the programme will directly benefit from the International Monetary Fund's distribution to Ghana of $1 billion-worth in Special Drawing Rights (the IMF's currency) in August...


The prosecutor isn't so special

It all came to a head for Amidu when he accused the President and Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta of interference after he published his corruption risk assessment of Agyapa accusing the government of violating procurement law when hiring transaction advisors for the deal...


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