Following his flight to the US to receive intensive medical care, Finance Minister-designate, Ken Ofori-Atta has written to the Appointment Committee of Parliament seeking rescheduling of his ministerial vetting session.
On Sunday, February 14, 2021, the Ministry of Finance announced the sudden departure of the Mr Ofori-Atta to the US for medical care after suffering complications after recovering from COVID-19.
On the same day, he sent a letter to the Chairman of the Appointments Committee of Parliament, Joe Osei Owusu informing the Committee of his inability to be present on the scheduled date.
In a letter addressed to the Appointment Committee, Ken Ofori-Atta explained that his request is due to the fact that he will be out of the country for two weeks while he “undergoes a required medical intervention currently not available in Ghana.”
“I will travel to the United States of America to undergo a required medical intervention currently not available in Ghana. I am expected to be away for two weeks… Therefore, I kindly request your direction on arranging a new date for my appearance before the committee. The Ministry of Finance is available to discuss the necessary consequential processes to arrange an alternative date,” Ken Ofori-Atta’s letter stated.