Minister-designate for Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, who left Ghana to the United States of America with post-Covid-19-treatment complication, has reportedly arrived safely and in good spirit in that country.
A message from special assistant to the minister, Michael Bediako read “The Honorable Minister-designate’s Delta 157 flight has landed. He’s in good spirits. He sends his regards.”
The Finance Minister-designate was flown to the United States of America due to COVID-19 complications on Sunday evening.
A statement from the finance ministry said, “The Ministry of Finance wishes to inform the general public and stakeholders that Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta, the Representative of H.E the President at the Ministry of Finance and Minister-designate for Finance, will travel to the United States of America today for a special medical review.”
It added: “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 noted that Parliament has been informed of the health condition of the former Finance Minister.
”He is expected to be away for two weeks. Mr. Ofori-Atta was scheduled to appear before the Appointments Committee of Parliament on Tuesday, 16th February, 2021. The leadership of Parliament has been duly notified for a new date to be fixed upon his return,“ the statement said.
Meanwhile, the COVID-19 death toll in Ghana has jumped to 533 from 518 in less than 24 hours, following the death of 15 more Ghanaians, per the Ghana Health Service updates.
Furthermore, 718 new cases of infections have been recorded bringing the total number of active cases to 8,216.
In total, Ghana has recorded 75,836 cases of the disease with a total of 67,087 recoveries.