Unconfirmed reports reaching bibinionline.com indicates that Ghana’s finance Minister-designate, Ken Ofori-Atta, has died in the US from coronavirus complications.
Mr Ofori-Atta was flown to the US to be treated for Coronavirus complications.
The Finance Ministry of Ghana made his airlifting to the US known in a statement as earlier reported by this website.
The statement added that the decision to fly Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta was on the orders of his personal doctors.
“After recovering from COVID-19 last December, Mr. Ofori-Atta has had medical complications which doctors advise, require further interventions not currently available in Ghana,” the statement from the Ministry said.
The Finance Minister-designate is expected to be away for two weeks.
Read statement below.
The 62-year-old was scheduled to appear before the Appointments Committee on February 18, 2021, for his vetting.
He is expected to be questioned on Ghana’s increasing debt stock, the controversial state of the Agyapa royalties deal among other issues pertaining to the Finance Ministry.
But information available to this portal suggests he had died as a result of the complications.
We’re taking steps to get official confirmation or otherwise about his rumored death.
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