Ken Ofori-Atta

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Ken Ofori Atta said : “after extensive consultations, we have designed the Ghana CARES ‘Obaatan Pa’ programme which will serve as the blueprint for our post-COVID-19 economic recovery and structural economic transformation” “Our comprehensive approach is focused on saving lives, as well as protecting the poor and vulnerable, while ensuring business rebuilding and growth in sustainable ways,” External link

PeaceFMGhana Sunday, November 22, 2020 2:21:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “We are being squeezed in an economic vise as a consequence of COVID. Real productive capacity has been lost. Revenues and remittances are down whilst capital flight has increased, but we must spend to fight this pandemic and vigorously restart our economies. Sovereign debt distress is growing while International Markets are constraining. The prospect of a lost development decade is very real,” External link

ahram-EN Saturday, November 21, 2020 8:40:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “We need to see a fierce urgency for change from all actors, with all options on the table. Now is not the time for the world’s great economic powers to turn inward. We must use this opportunity to build back better and greener and effect a tectonic shift of the global financial architecture,” External link

ahram-EN Saturday, November 21, 2020 8:40:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “This Ministry believes that it has been transparent from the onset. Once Government had independently assessed the potential value of the Transaction to Ghana, and Cabinet had approved the policy to monetize future gold royalties to support current developmental projects, MoF included in the 2018 Budget and Economic Policy Statement, Government's intention to leverage the future wealth of Ghana's gold resources to support current developmental needs,” External link

modernghana Tuesday, November 3, 2020 11:59:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “Right Honourable Speaker, in accordance with Article 180 of the 1992 Constitution.I beg to move that this Honourable House approves by resolution the withdrawal of the sum of Twenty-Seven Billion, Four Hundred and Thirty Four Million, One Hundred and Eighty Thousand, Five Hundred and Twenty Ghana Cedis (GH27,434,180,520) from the Consolidated Fund,” “This is for the purpose of meeting expenditure necessary to carry on the services of Government in respect of the period expiring three months of the Financial Year or on the coming into operation of the Appropriation Act in respect of 2021 Financial Year” External link

modernghana Wednesday, October 28, 2020 10:39:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “The expectation was to have done this [flotation] before the year and we will stick with that,” External link

modernghana Monday, October 26, 2020 8:20:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said ( about Atta Akyea ) : “There are 2 million homes or so that we believe people need and each year it increases and certainly he (Minister for Works and Housing, Samuel Atta Akyea) wants us to find means of solving that. We have faith and God willing if we are asked to be back for another four years, housing will be a critical contribution to the legacy that the president aims for,” External link

BFTOnline Friday, October 23, 2020 7:57:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta added : “We resolved to be fiscally disciplined and respect the limits this august House set for us within appropriation. Again, I am glad to report that we are well on course to end the year with a fiscal deficit of 6.3 percent; in fact, lower than the 6.5 percent contained in the budget. If I may add, this is only the second time in a decade that a government has managed to stay within its budget deficit target,” External link

BFTOnline Sunday, October 18, 2020 9:41:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : "We need to see a fierce urgency for change from all actors, with all options on the table," External link

wsau Tuesday, October 13, 2020 8:40:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : "The prospect of a lost development decade is very real," External link

wsau Tuesday, October 13, 2020 8:40:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “We are being squeezed in an economic vise as a consequence of COVID. Real productive capacity has been lost. Revenues and remittances are down whilst capital flight has increased, but we must spend to fight this pandemic and vigorously restart our economies. Sovereign debt distress is growing while International Markets are constraining. The prospect of a lost development decade is very real,” External link

ahram-EN Tuesday, October 13, 2020 8:27:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “We need to see a fierce urgency for change from all actors, with all options on the table. Now is not the time for the world’s great economic powers to turn inward. We must use this opportunity to build back better and greener and effect a tectonic shift of the global financial architecture,” External link

ahram-EN Tuesday, October 13, 2020 8:27:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “Nevertheless, fiscal costs – including those associated with the pandemic response and measures to support economic activity, as well as a more prolonged crisis – could have the greatest impact on debt sustainability,” External link

BFTOnline Monday, October 12, 2020 7:40:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “We all know that a plan is only as good as its implementation; it is not enough just to raise the money. So, for the CARES Programme, execution, execution, and execution would have to be the watchwords. The CARES Revitalisation and Transformation agenda is about national survival and security, just like our response to the COVID-19 pandemic itself. Therefore, we need to approach it as such, with a resolute focus on implementation. We will have to pursue a ‘Whole-of-Government’ approach, and in close collaboration with and support to the private sector. And we will make sure they happen,” External link

BFTOnline Friday, October 9, 2020 7:16:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “In an effort to combat the pandemic and quickly return to our pre-COVID-19 growth and fiscal path, we are injecting GH¢600 million through the CAP Business Support Scheme by providing soft loan to Micro, Small and Medium Businesses (MSMB) and sole proprietors who have been invariable impacted by the pandemic,” External link

BFTOnline Friday, October 9, 2020 7:16:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “As you know, the EU put us on the grey end of the blacklist because of our discussions with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). That’s quite debilitating and so we are hopeful to be off the list in December and that the EU will also expeditiously take us out of that” External link

ghanaweb Wednesday, October 7, 2020 4:46:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta reported : “The 6-year, 14-year, and 41-year bonds were priced at 6.375 percent, 7.875 percent and 8.750 percent, respectively. Mr. Speaker, this transaction was a landmark achievement in many respects as the bond came with the lowest-ever coupon rate for Ghana and first 41-year bond tenure in Africa” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, October 1, 2020 8:54:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “We have really spent a lot of money for lives and livelihoods for this period way beyond what we expected in January and so we still have some more to do. For example, the re-opening of the schools which is going to happen on October 6 immediately requires fumigation, supply of PPE and sanitizers. You look at the hundreds of thousands of students going and that immediately pushes your budget into levels that you do not anticipate but you cannot risk the life of your future. So those are some of the interventions that are going to be required. In terms of the health sector, we are finalising the numbers for the construction of the 101 district hospitals and that is going to take a bit out of our budget. So, the combination of goods and services and capital expenditure is going to come in very handy for us” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, October 1, 2020 3:49:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta stated ( about Tan Ching Chin ) : “In addition to empowering the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) to bring to book tax evaders, we are equally investing in programmes and infrastructure to widen the tax net. This will include the implementation and rollout of a National Digital Address System (to help us track tax payers especially in the informal sector), an acceleration of the implementation of the National Identification Programme, deployment of Electronic Point of Sale devices (to ensure that vendors are not under declaring VAT), and special audits, among others,” External link

BFTOnline Wednesday, September 30, 2020 2:01:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta explained : “The increase was mainly as a result of a Eurobond issuance of US$3.0 billion in February 2020, exchange rate depreciation, front-loading of expenditures and the COVID-19 effect which increased the cedi equivalent of the outstanding debt stock,” External link

CitiFMGhana Monday, September 28, 2020 9:37:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta added : “And we will extend the coverage for lifeline customers for another three months,” External link

dailytimes-NG Thursday, September 24, 2020 3:25:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta stated : “Ghana is well positioned to become the new automobile manufacturing hub in Africa” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, September 24, 2020 1:31:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta added : “We know how the markets work and behave at whatever point in time. We are going in as planned and we are more than convinced that we will achieve what we intend for the good people of Ghana,” External link

PeaceFMGhana Wednesday, September 23, 2020 1:37:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “When you have limited resources in a Covid-19 environment you have to be specific about what you’re paying and how much you pay,” External link

businessday Thursday, September 10, 2020 12:58:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “The tactic of compartmentalising and separating perceived risks with actual risks has helped fuel companies to create more value from our resources than the governments and people who own the resources themselves” External link

modernghana Tuesday, September 1, 2020 2:16:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta added : “So, once begin the process of listing, all of us and it’s going to be listed both in London and in Ghana and we’ve done that before with AngloGold Ashanti etc., so it’s not a mystery, in a sense, to do that” External link

modernghana Tuesday, September 1, 2020 2:16:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta added : “So, once begin the process of listing, all of us and it’s going to be listed both in London and in Ghana and we’ve done that before with AngloGold Ashanti etc., so it’s not a mystery, in a sense, to do that” External link

modernghana Monday, August 31, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta noted : “Agyapa is wholly owned by government and there are no hidden beneficiaries. It is going to be listed in London and also in Ghana. And there is truly nothing to hide, it has gone through parliament and all the various stages. Agyapa is going to be the largest company in the mineral resource place,” External link

modernghana Friday, August 28, 2020 2:50:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “The scheme will provide temporary income support to workers that are laid off and also provide them access to re-training to help them take advantage of employment opportunities in new fields,” External link

BFTOnline Friday, August 28, 2020 7:10:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta noted : “Agyapa is wholly owned by government and there are no hidden beneficiaries. It is going to be listed in London and also in Ghana. And there is truly nothing to hide, it has gone through parliament and all the various stages. Agyapa is going to be the largest company in the mineral resource place,” External link

ghanaweb Thursday, August 27, 2020 11:31:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta reported : “The 6-year, 14-year, and 41-year bonds were priced at 6.375 percent, 7.875 percent and 8.750 percent, respectively. Mr. Speaker, this transaction was a landmark achievement in many respects as the bond came with the lowest-ever coupon rate for Ghana and first 41-year bond tenure in Africa” External link

BFTOnline Monday, August 17, 2020 4:27:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta reported : “The 6-year, 14-year, and 41-year bonds were priced at 6.375 percent, 7.875 percent and 8.750 percent, respectively. Mr. Speaker, this transaction was a landmark achievement in many respects as the bond came with the lowest-ever coupon rate for Ghana and first 41-year bond tenure in Africa” External link

modernghana Monday, August 17, 2020 11:41:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “As a result of the usage of improved seeds and fertiliser by farmers, productivity of selected food crops has increased. National maize production increased by 71 per cent from 1.7 million mt in 2016 to 2.9 million mt in 2019, while paddy rice increased by 34 per cent from 688,000 mt in 2016 to 925,000 mt in 2019,” External link

PeaceFMGhana Thursday, August 6, 2020 1:29:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta stated : “Available data on the PFJ, based on empirical estimation from the field throughout the country over the last three years, depicts an increase in jobs (labour for planting, weeding, harvesting, processing, loading and offloading of farm inputs and produce, among others),” External link

PeaceFMGhana Thursday, August 6, 2020 1:29:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “In addition, the much-vexed areas of property taxes and tax exemptions will be fast-tracked to support our GH¢30billion raise,” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, August 6, 2020 10:24:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta told : “These revisions have mainly been informed by lower than anticipated corporate taxes and lower import volumes for the first six months of the year. Even though the trend is expected to improve, we still find it prudent to revise the projections downward,” External link

BFTOnline Wednesday, August 5, 2020 4:21:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta told : “To achieve an efficient financial sector with innovative and long-term financing instruments to support economic development, government will design the requisite financial architecture that is capable of mobilising resources through the following: Launch a national development bank, with the capacity to mobilise private capital toward agricultural and industrial transformation, among others,” External link

BFTOnline Tuesday, August 4, 2020 12:39:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta indicated : “special initaitives such as the National Identification Scheme and the National Digital Address System will be implemented as part of measures to formalize the economy to broaden the tax base” External link

3NewsGhana Saturday, August 1, 2020 12:47:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta indicated ( about Tan Ching Chin ) : “as part of the [government’s] fiscal strategy for the medium term, … it will in addition to empowering the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) to improve tax administration, invest in programmes and infrastructure to widen the tax net” External link

3NewsGhana Saturday, August 1, 2020 12:47:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta indicated ( about Tan Ching Chin ) : “as part of the [government’s] fiscal strategy for the medium term, … it will in addition to empowering the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) to improve tax administration, invest in programmes and infrastructure to widen the tax net” External link

3NewsGhana Saturday, August 1, 2020 12:47:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta stated : “African debt to China is US$145billion or so, and over US$8billion of payments is required this year… So that needs to be looked at,” External link

BFTOnline Wednesday, July 29, 2020 6:25:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : "Enduring lockdown social distancing, mandatory wearing of masks to taking our entrepreneurial spirit in our own hands, have proven the can-do spirit of the Ghanaian. Our endurance is emblematic of the biblical Job who persevered in the hope that God will show himself at the right time," External link

allafrica Monday, July 27, 2020 3:06:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “We all know that a plan is only as good as its implementation; it is not enough just to raise the money. So, for the CARES Programme, execution, execution, and execution would have to be the watchwords. The CARES Revitalisation and Transformation agenda is about national survival and security, just like our response to the COVID-19 pandemic itself. Therefore, we need to approach it as such, with a resolute focus on implementation. We will have to pursue a ‘Whole-of-Government’ approach, and in close collaboration with and support to the private sector. And we will make sure they happen,” External link

BFTOnline Friday, July 24, 2020 7:26:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “In an effort to combat the pandemic and quickly return to our pre-COVID-19 growth and fiscal path, we are injecting GH¢600 million through the CAP Business Support Scheme by providing soft loan to Micro, Small and Medium Businesses (MSMB) and sole proprietors who have been invariable impacted by the pandemic,” External link

BFTOnline Friday, July 24, 2020 7:26:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta explained : “The increase was mainly as a result of a Eurobond issuance of US$3.0 billion in February 2020, exchange rate depreciation, front-loading of expenditures and the COVID-19 effect which increased the cedi equivalent of the outstanding debt stock,” External link

CitiFMGhana Thursday, July 23, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “In an effort to combat the pandemic and quickly return to our pre-COVID-19 growth and fiscal path, we are injecting GH¢600million through the CAP Business Support Scheme by providing soft loans to Micro, Small and Medium Businesses (MSMB) and sole proprietors who have been invariable impacted by the pandemic,” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, July 16, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “The programme also registered suppliers to distribute farm produce to public institutions including the School Feeding Programme, the Free Senior High School Programme, Prisons, Defence and Police, among others to ensure availability of quality food in a timely manner in these institutions,” External link

BFTOnline Wednesday, July 15, 2020 4:09:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “Digital payments help drive transparency, accountability and efficiency, as well as greater women’s participation in the economy. Moving away from cash helps our country advance toward achieving many of the Sustainable Development Goals” External link

BFTOnline Tuesday, July 14, 2020 12:04:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “My feeling is that China has to come on stronger,” External link

BFTOnline Monday, July 13, 2020 8:30:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta noted : “the economic impacts of the pandemic imply the need for economies of the region to begin considering post-COVID-19 strategies with focus on building resilience in strategic sectors and accelerating regional integration” External link

premiumtimesng Sunday, July 12, 2020 10:58:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “We had expected 6.8% GDP growth and now we realize there is going to be a steep drop,” “The deficit, which we had jealously guarded and kept under 5%, is now expected to widen north of 10%” External link

dailymaverick Monday, July 6, 2020 11:44:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “In an effort to combat the pandemic and quickly return to our pre-COVID-19 growth and fiscal path, we are injecting GH¢600million through the CAP Business Support Scheme by providing soft loans to Micro, Small and Medium Businesses (MSMB) and sole proprietors who have been invariable impacted by the pandemic,” External link

BFTOnline Monday, July 6, 2020 7:05:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “We anticipate that properly-managed banks with stronger balance sheets will be able to develop appropriate financial products to support the operations of farmers and entrepreneurs in the agriculture value chain” External link

BFTOnline Sunday, July 5, 2020 7:35:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “Sinohydro will not add to the debt stock and will involve a moratorium period of three (3) years to give Ghana time to establish an aluminium refinery. After the moratorium period, Ghana will fulfil its part of the barter agreement over another 12-year period,” External link

BFTOnline Saturday, July 4, 2020 4:01:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “The journey to the successful establishment of the monetary union needs each stakeholder to stay committed. And we, as a Committee, need to ensure that the outcome of our deliberations guide the Taskforce toward establishment of the regional monetary union within the agreed deadlines,” External link

BFTOnline Friday, July 3, 2020 2:15:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “We have equally made significant gains in reducing inflation, interest rate, debt accumulation, and stabilising the exchange rate and accumulated comfortable level of reserves at the end of 2017” External link

BFTOnline Friday, July 3, 2020 2:15:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta added : “We resolved to be fiscally disciplined and respect the limits this august House set for us within appropriation. Again, I am glad to report that we are well on course to end the year with a fiscal deficit of 6.3 percent; in fact, lower than the 6.5 percent contained in the budget. If I may add, this is only the second time in a decade that a government has managed to stay within its budget deficit target,” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, July 2, 2020 1:39:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta told : “We had a clear indication from investors that they are very interested in our longer-dated maturities,” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, June 25, 2020 10:55:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “Some auditors in charge of auditing jobs, sometimes get away with unprofessional practices because no one audits their work when they are done, so, many wrongs are buried upon the issuance of their reports never to be resurrected again, and we want to change that” “So, there should be an audit to audit the auditor concept” External link

PeaceFMGhana Thursday, June 25, 2020 12:30:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta stated ( about Tan Ching Chin ) : “In addition to empowering the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) to bring to book tax evaders, we are equally investing in programmes and infrastructure to widen the tax net. This will include the implementation and rollout of a National Digital Address System (to help us track tax payers especially in the informal sector), an acceleration of the implementation of the National Identification Programme, deployment of Electronic Point of Sale devices (to ensure that vendors are not under declaring VAT), and special audits, among others,” External link

BFTOnline Sunday, June 21, 2020 9:31:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “Digital payments help drive transparency, accountability and efficiency, as well as greater women’s participation in the economy. Moving away from cash helps our country advance toward achieving many of the Sustainable Development Goals” External link

BFTOnline Saturday, June 20, 2020 3:55:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta added : “Cabinet has also granted approval for recruiting 2,700 Agricultural Extension Agents to augment the depleting number of Extension Agents in the system,” External link

BFTOnline Monday, June 15, 2020 9:11:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “The programme also registered suppliers to distribute farm produce to public institutions including the School Feeding Programme, the Free Senior High School Programme, Prisons, Defence and Police, among others to ensure availability of quality food in a timely manner in these institutions,” External link

BFTOnline Monday, June 15, 2020 1:45:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta told : “To achieve an efficient financial sector with innovative and long-term financing instruments to support economic development, government will design the requisite financial architecture that is capable of mobilising resources through the following: Launch a national development bank, with the capacity to mobilise private capital toward agricultural and industrial transformation, among others,” External link

BFTOnline Saturday, June 13, 2020 2:44:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “We anticipate that properly-managed banks with stronger balance sheets will be able to develop appropriate financial products to support the operations of farmers and entrepreneurs in the agriculture value chain” External link

BFTOnline Saturday, June 6, 2020 4:47:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “Sinohydro will not add to the debt stock and will involve a moratorium period of three (3) years to give Ghana time to establish an aluminium refinery. After the moratorium period, Ghana will fulfil its part of the barter agreement over another 12-year period,” External link

BFTOnline Saturday, June 6, 2020 6:26:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “If we don’t intervene in Africa and manage a way for pushing this debt servicing out for at least three years, are we going to move into a depression and then make the tail of recovery a lot longer than it should be?” External link

bloomberg Wednesday, June 3, 2020 10:09:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “The journey to the successful establishment of the monetary union needs each stakeholder to stay committed. And we, as a Committee, need to ensure that the outcome of our deliberations guide the Taskforce toward establishment of the regional monetary union within the agreed deadlines,” External link

BFTOnline Monday, June 1, 2020 6:54:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “We have equally made significant gains in reducing inflation, interest rate, debt accumulation, and stabilising the exchange rate and accumulated comfortable level of reserves at the end of 2017” External link

BFTOnline Monday, June 1, 2020 6:54:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “We are confident that this programme will help us stabilize and revitalize the economy,” External link

modernghana Friday, May 29, 2020 1:36:00 PM EAT



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minister46.01%EN08/31/201731/08/2017
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minister for finance0.36%EN08/02/201702/08/2017
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ministre des finances0.36%FR03/13/201713/03/2017
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Ken Ofori-Atta

Last updated on 2017-09-07T01:07+0300.

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Ken Ofori Atta said : “after extensive consultations, we have designed the Ghana CARES ‘Obaatan Pa’ programme which will serve as the blueprint for our post-COVID-19 economic recovery and structural economic transformation” “Our comprehensive approach is focused on saving lives, as well as protecting the poor and vulnerable, while ensuring business rebuilding and growth in sustainable ways,” External link

PeaceFMGhana Sunday, November 22, 2020 2:21:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “We are being squeezed in an economic vise as a consequence of COVID. Real productive capacity has been lost. Revenues and remittances are down whilst capital flight has increased, but we must spend to fight this pandemic and vigorously restart our economies. Sovereign debt distress is growing while International Markets are constraining. The prospect of a lost development decade is very real,” External link

ahram-EN Saturday, November 21, 2020 8:40:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “We need to see a fierce urgency for change from all actors, with all options on the table. Now is not the time for the world’s great economic powers to turn inward. We must use this opportunity to build back better and greener and effect a tectonic shift of the global financial architecture,” External link

ahram-EN Saturday, November 21, 2020 8:40:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “This Ministry believes that it has been transparent from the onset. Once Government had independently assessed the potential value of the Transaction to Ghana, and Cabinet had approved the policy to monetize future gold royalties to support current developmental projects, MoF included in the 2018 Budget and Economic Policy Statement, Government's intention to leverage the future wealth of Ghana's gold resources to support current developmental needs,” External link

modernghana Tuesday, November 3, 2020 11:59:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “Right Honourable Speaker, in accordance with Article 180 of the 1992 Constitution.I beg to move that this Honourable House approves by resolution the withdrawal of the sum of Twenty-Seven Billion, Four Hundred and Thirty Four Million, One Hundred and Eighty Thousand, Five Hundred and Twenty Ghana Cedis (GH27,434,180,520) from the Consolidated Fund,” “This is for the purpose of meeting expenditure necessary to carry on the services of Government in respect of the period expiring three months of the Financial Year or on the coming into operation of the Appropriation Act in respect of 2021 Financial Year” External link

modernghana Wednesday, October 28, 2020 10:39:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “The expectation was to have done this [flotation] before the year and we will stick with that,” External link

modernghana Monday, October 26, 2020 8:20:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said ( about Atta Akyea ) : “There are 2 million homes or so that we believe people need and each year it increases and certainly he (Minister for Works and Housing, Samuel Atta Akyea) wants us to find means of solving that. We have faith and God willing if we are asked to be back for another four years, housing will be a critical contribution to the legacy that the president aims for,” External link

BFTOnline Friday, October 23, 2020 7:57:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta added : “We resolved to be fiscally disciplined and respect the limits this august House set for us within appropriation. Again, I am glad to report that we are well on course to end the year with a fiscal deficit of 6.3 percent; in fact, lower than the 6.5 percent contained in the budget. If I may add, this is only the second time in a decade that a government has managed to stay within its budget deficit target,” External link

BFTOnline Sunday, October 18, 2020 9:41:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : "We need to see a fierce urgency for change from all actors, with all options on the table," External link

wsau Tuesday, October 13, 2020 8:40:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : "The prospect of a lost development decade is very real," External link

wsau Tuesday, October 13, 2020 8:40:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “We are being squeezed in an economic vise as a consequence of COVID. Real productive capacity has been lost. Revenues and remittances are down whilst capital flight has increased, but we must spend to fight this pandemic and vigorously restart our economies. Sovereign debt distress is growing while International Markets are constraining. The prospect of a lost development decade is very real,” External link

ahram-EN Tuesday, October 13, 2020 8:27:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “We need to see a fierce urgency for change from all actors, with all options on the table. Now is not the time for the world’s great economic powers to turn inward. We must use this opportunity to build back better and greener and effect a tectonic shift of the global financial architecture,” External link

ahram-EN Tuesday, October 13, 2020 8:27:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “Nevertheless, fiscal costs – including those associated with the pandemic response and measures to support economic activity, as well as a more prolonged crisis – could have the greatest impact on debt sustainability,” External link

BFTOnline Monday, October 12, 2020 7:40:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “We all know that a plan is only as good as its implementation; it is not enough just to raise the money. So, for the CARES Programme, execution, execution, and execution would have to be the watchwords. The CARES Revitalisation and Transformation agenda is about national survival and security, just like our response to the COVID-19 pandemic itself. Therefore, we need to approach it as such, with a resolute focus on implementation. We will have to pursue a ‘Whole-of-Government’ approach, and in close collaboration with and support to the private sector. And we will make sure they happen,” External link

BFTOnline Friday, October 9, 2020 7:16:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “In an effort to combat the pandemic and quickly return to our pre-COVID-19 growth and fiscal path, we are injecting GH¢600 million through the CAP Business Support Scheme by providing soft loan to Micro, Small and Medium Businesses (MSMB) and sole proprietors who have been invariable impacted by the pandemic,” External link

BFTOnline Friday, October 9, 2020 7:16:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “As you know, the EU put us on the grey end of the blacklist because of our discussions with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). That’s quite debilitating and so we are hopeful to be off the list in December and that the EU will also expeditiously take us out of that” External link

ghanaweb Wednesday, October 7, 2020 4:46:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta reported : “The 6-year, 14-year, and 41-year bonds were priced at 6.375 percent, 7.875 percent and 8.750 percent, respectively. Mr. Speaker, this transaction was a landmark achievement in many respects as the bond came with the lowest-ever coupon rate for Ghana and first 41-year bond tenure in Africa” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, October 1, 2020 8:54:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “We have really spent a lot of money for lives and livelihoods for this period way beyond what we expected in January and so we still have some more to do. For example, the re-opening of the schools which is going to happen on October 6 immediately requires fumigation, supply of PPE and sanitizers. You look at the hundreds of thousands of students going and that immediately pushes your budget into levels that you do not anticipate but you cannot risk the life of your future. So those are some of the interventions that are going to be required. In terms of the health sector, we are finalising the numbers for the construction of the 101 district hospitals and that is going to take a bit out of our budget. So, the combination of goods and services and capital expenditure is going to come in very handy for us” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, October 1, 2020 3:49:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta stated ( about Tan Ching Chin ) : “In addition to empowering the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) to bring to book tax evaders, we are equally investing in programmes and infrastructure to widen the tax net. This will include the implementation and rollout of a National Digital Address System (to help us track tax payers especially in the informal sector), an acceleration of the implementation of the National Identification Programme, deployment of Electronic Point of Sale devices (to ensure that vendors are not under declaring VAT), and special audits, among others,” External link

BFTOnline Wednesday, September 30, 2020 2:01:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta explained : “The increase was mainly as a result of a Eurobond issuance of US$3.0 billion in February 2020, exchange rate depreciation, front-loading of expenditures and the COVID-19 effect which increased the cedi equivalent of the outstanding debt stock,” External link

CitiFMGhana Monday, September 28, 2020 9:37:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta added : “And we will extend the coverage for lifeline customers for another three months,” External link

dailytimes-NG Thursday, September 24, 2020 3:25:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta stated : “Ghana is well positioned to become the new automobile manufacturing hub in Africa” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, September 24, 2020 1:31:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta added : “We know how the markets work and behave at whatever point in time. We are going in as planned and we are more than convinced that we will achieve what we intend for the good people of Ghana,” External link

PeaceFMGhana Wednesday, September 23, 2020 1:37:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “When you have limited resources in a Covid-19 environment you have to be specific about what you’re paying and how much you pay,” External link

businessday Thursday, September 10, 2020 12:58:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “The tactic of compartmentalising and separating perceived risks with actual risks has helped fuel companies to create more value from our resources than the governments and people who own the resources themselves” External link

modernghana Tuesday, September 1, 2020 2:16:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta added : “So, once begin the process of listing, all of us and it’s going to be listed both in London and in Ghana and we’ve done that before with AngloGold Ashanti etc., so it’s not a mystery, in a sense, to do that” External link

modernghana Tuesday, September 1, 2020 2:16:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta added : “So, once begin the process of listing, all of us and it’s going to be listed both in London and in Ghana and we’ve done that before with AngloGold Ashanti etc., so it’s not a mystery, in a sense, to do that” External link

modernghana Monday, August 31, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta noted : “Agyapa is wholly owned by government and there are no hidden beneficiaries. It is going to be listed in London and also in Ghana. And there is truly nothing to hide, it has gone through parliament and all the various stages. Agyapa is going to be the largest company in the mineral resource place,” External link

modernghana Friday, August 28, 2020 2:50:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “The scheme will provide temporary income support to workers that are laid off and also provide them access to re-training to help them take advantage of employment opportunities in new fields,” External link

BFTOnline Friday, August 28, 2020 7:10:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta noted : “Agyapa is wholly owned by government and there are no hidden beneficiaries. It is going to be listed in London and also in Ghana. And there is truly nothing to hide, it has gone through parliament and all the various stages. Agyapa is going to be the largest company in the mineral resource place,” External link

ghanaweb Thursday, August 27, 2020 11:31:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta reported : “The 6-year, 14-year, and 41-year bonds were priced at 6.375 percent, 7.875 percent and 8.750 percent, respectively. Mr. Speaker, this transaction was a landmark achievement in many respects as the bond came with the lowest-ever coupon rate for Ghana and first 41-year bond tenure in Africa” External link

BFTOnline Monday, August 17, 2020 4:27:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta reported : “The 6-year, 14-year, and 41-year bonds were priced at 6.375 percent, 7.875 percent and 8.750 percent, respectively. Mr. Speaker, this transaction was a landmark achievement in many respects as the bond came with the lowest-ever coupon rate for Ghana and first 41-year bond tenure in Africa” External link

modernghana Monday, August 17, 2020 11:41:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “As a result of the usage of improved seeds and fertiliser by farmers, productivity of selected food crops has increased. National maize production increased by 71 per cent from 1.7 million mt in 2016 to 2.9 million mt in 2019, while paddy rice increased by 34 per cent from 688,000 mt in 2016 to 925,000 mt in 2019,” External link

PeaceFMGhana Thursday, August 6, 2020 1:29:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta stated : “Available data on the PFJ, based on empirical estimation from the field throughout the country over the last three years, depicts an increase in jobs (labour for planting, weeding, harvesting, processing, loading and offloading of farm inputs and produce, among others),” External link

PeaceFMGhana Thursday, August 6, 2020 1:29:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “In addition, the much-vexed areas of property taxes and tax exemptions will be fast-tracked to support our GH¢30billion raise,” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, August 6, 2020 10:24:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta told : “These revisions have mainly been informed by lower than anticipated corporate taxes and lower import volumes for the first six months of the year. Even though the trend is expected to improve, we still find it prudent to revise the projections downward,” External link

BFTOnline Wednesday, August 5, 2020 4:21:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta told : “To achieve an efficient financial sector with innovative and long-term financing instruments to support economic development, government will design the requisite financial architecture that is capable of mobilising resources through the following: Launch a national development bank, with the capacity to mobilise private capital toward agricultural and industrial transformation, among others,” External link

BFTOnline Tuesday, August 4, 2020 12:39:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta indicated : “special initaitives such as the National Identification Scheme and the National Digital Address System will be implemented as part of measures to formalize the economy to broaden the tax base” External link

3NewsGhana Saturday, August 1, 2020 12:47:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta indicated ( about Tan Ching Chin ) : “as part of the [government’s] fiscal strategy for the medium term, … it will in addition to empowering the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) to improve tax administration, invest in programmes and infrastructure to widen the tax net” External link

3NewsGhana Saturday, August 1, 2020 12:47:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta indicated ( about Tan Ching Chin ) : “as part of the [government’s] fiscal strategy for the medium term, … it will in addition to empowering the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) to improve tax administration, invest in programmes and infrastructure to widen the tax net” External link

3NewsGhana Saturday, August 1, 2020 12:47:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta stated : “African debt to China is US$145billion or so, and over US$8billion of payments is required this year… So that needs to be looked at,” External link

BFTOnline Wednesday, July 29, 2020 6:25:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : "Enduring lockdown social distancing, mandatory wearing of masks to taking our entrepreneurial spirit in our own hands, have proven the can-do spirit of the Ghanaian. Our endurance is emblematic of the biblical Job who persevered in the hope that God will show himself at the right time," External link

allafrica Monday, July 27, 2020 3:06:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “We all know that a plan is only as good as its implementation; it is not enough just to raise the money. So, for the CARES Programme, execution, execution, and execution would have to be the watchwords. The CARES Revitalisation and Transformation agenda is about national survival and security, just like our response to the COVID-19 pandemic itself. Therefore, we need to approach it as such, with a resolute focus on implementation. We will have to pursue a ‘Whole-of-Government’ approach, and in close collaboration with and support to the private sector. And we will make sure they happen,” External link

BFTOnline Friday, July 24, 2020 7:26:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “In an effort to combat the pandemic and quickly return to our pre-COVID-19 growth and fiscal path, we are injecting GH¢600 million through the CAP Business Support Scheme by providing soft loan to Micro, Small and Medium Businesses (MSMB) and sole proprietors who have been invariable impacted by the pandemic,” External link

BFTOnline Friday, July 24, 2020 7:26:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta explained : “The increase was mainly as a result of a Eurobond issuance of US$3.0 billion in February 2020, exchange rate depreciation, front-loading of expenditures and the COVID-19 effect which increased the cedi equivalent of the outstanding debt stock,” External link

CitiFMGhana Thursday, July 23, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “In an effort to combat the pandemic and quickly return to our pre-COVID-19 growth and fiscal path, we are injecting GH¢600million through the CAP Business Support Scheme by providing soft loans to Micro, Small and Medium Businesses (MSMB) and sole proprietors who have been invariable impacted by the pandemic,” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, July 16, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “The programme also registered suppliers to distribute farm produce to public institutions including the School Feeding Programme, the Free Senior High School Programme, Prisons, Defence and Police, among others to ensure availability of quality food in a timely manner in these institutions,” External link

BFTOnline Wednesday, July 15, 2020 4:09:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “Digital payments help drive transparency, accountability and efficiency, as well as greater women’s participation in the economy. Moving away from cash helps our country advance toward achieving many of the Sustainable Development Goals” External link

BFTOnline Tuesday, July 14, 2020 12:04:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “My feeling is that China has to come on stronger,” External link

BFTOnline Monday, July 13, 2020 8:30:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta noted : “the economic impacts of the pandemic imply the need for economies of the region to begin considering post-COVID-19 strategies with focus on building resilience in strategic sectors and accelerating regional integration” External link

premiumtimesng Sunday, July 12, 2020 10:58:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “We had expected 6.8% GDP growth and now we realize there is going to be a steep drop,” “The deficit, which we had jealously guarded and kept under 5%, is now expected to widen north of 10%” External link

dailymaverick Monday, July 6, 2020 11:44:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “In an effort to combat the pandemic and quickly return to our pre-COVID-19 growth and fiscal path, we are injecting GH¢600million through the CAP Business Support Scheme by providing soft loans to Micro, Small and Medium Businesses (MSMB) and sole proprietors who have been invariable impacted by the pandemic,” External link

BFTOnline Monday, July 6, 2020 7:05:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “We anticipate that properly-managed banks with stronger balance sheets will be able to develop appropriate financial products to support the operations of farmers and entrepreneurs in the agriculture value chain” External link

BFTOnline Sunday, July 5, 2020 7:35:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “Sinohydro will not add to the debt stock and will involve a moratorium period of three (3) years to give Ghana time to establish an aluminium refinery. After the moratorium period, Ghana will fulfil its part of the barter agreement over another 12-year period,” External link

BFTOnline Saturday, July 4, 2020 4:01:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “The journey to the successful establishment of the monetary union needs each stakeholder to stay committed. And we, as a Committee, need to ensure that the outcome of our deliberations guide the Taskforce toward establishment of the regional monetary union within the agreed deadlines,” External link

BFTOnline Friday, July 3, 2020 2:15:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “We have equally made significant gains in reducing inflation, interest rate, debt accumulation, and stabilising the exchange rate and accumulated comfortable level of reserves at the end of 2017” External link

BFTOnline Friday, July 3, 2020 2:15:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta added : “We resolved to be fiscally disciplined and respect the limits this august House set for us within appropriation. Again, I am glad to report that we are well on course to end the year with a fiscal deficit of 6.3 percent; in fact, lower than the 6.5 percent contained in the budget. If I may add, this is only the second time in a decade that a government has managed to stay within its budget deficit target,” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, July 2, 2020 1:39:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta told : “We had a clear indication from investors that they are very interested in our longer-dated maturities,” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, June 25, 2020 10:55:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “Some auditors in charge of auditing jobs, sometimes get away with unprofessional practices because no one audits their work when they are done, so, many wrongs are buried upon the issuance of their reports never to be resurrected again, and we want to change that” “So, there should be an audit to audit the auditor concept” External link

PeaceFMGhana Thursday, June 25, 2020 12:30:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta stated ( about Tan Ching Chin ) : “In addition to empowering the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) to bring to book tax evaders, we are equally investing in programmes and infrastructure to widen the tax net. This will include the implementation and rollout of a National Digital Address System (to help us track tax payers especially in the informal sector), an acceleration of the implementation of the National Identification Programme, deployment of Electronic Point of Sale devices (to ensure that vendors are not under declaring VAT), and special audits, among others,” External link

BFTOnline Sunday, June 21, 2020 9:31:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “Digital payments help drive transparency, accountability and efficiency, as well as greater women’s participation in the economy. Moving away from cash helps our country advance toward achieving many of the Sustainable Development Goals” External link

BFTOnline Saturday, June 20, 2020 3:55:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta added : “Cabinet has also granted approval for recruiting 2,700 Agricultural Extension Agents to augment the depleting number of Extension Agents in the system,” External link

BFTOnline Monday, June 15, 2020 9:11:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “The programme also registered suppliers to distribute farm produce to public institutions including the School Feeding Programme, the Free Senior High School Programme, Prisons, Defence and Police, among others to ensure availability of quality food in a timely manner in these institutions,” External link

BFTOnline Monday, June 15, 2020 1:45:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta told : “To achieve an efficient financial sector with innovative and long-term financing instruments to support economic development, government will design the requisite financial architecture that is capable of mobilising resources through the following: Launch a national development bank, with the capacity to mobilise private capital toward agricultural and industrial transformation, among others,” External link

BFTOnline Saturday, June 13, 2020 2:44:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “We anticipate that properly-managed banks with stronger balance sheets will be able to develop appropriate financial products to support the operations of farmers and entrepreneurs in the agriculture value chain” External link

BFTOnline Saturday, June 6, 2020 4:47:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “Sinohydro will not add to the debt stock and will involve a moratorium period of three (3) years to give Ghana time to establish an aluminium refinery. After the moratorium period, Ghana will fulfil its part of the barter agreement over another 12-year period,” External link

BFTOnline Saturday, June 6, 2020 6:26:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “If we don’t intervene in Africa and manage a way for pushing this debt servicing out for at least three years, are we going to move into a depression and then make the tail of recovery a lot longer than it should be?” External link

bloomberg Wednesday, June 3, 2020 10:09:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “The journey to the successful establishment of the monetary union needs each stakeholder to stay committed. And we, as a Committee, need to ensure that the outcome of our deliberations guide the Taskforce toward establishment of the regional monetary union within the agreed deadlines,” External link

BFTOnline Monday, June 1, 2020 6:54:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “We have equally made significant gains in reducing inflation, interest rate, debt accumulation, and stabilising the exchange rate and accumulated comfortable level of reserves at the end of 2017” External link

BFTOnline Monday, June 1, 2020 6:54:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “We are confident that this programme will help us stabilize and revitalize the economy,” External link

modernghana Friday, May 29, 2020 1:36:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
minister of finance3.99%EN10/24/201724/10/2017
minister46.01%EN08/31/201731/08/2017
finance minister43.84%EN08/31/201731/08/2017
minister for finance0.36%EN08/02/201702/08/2017
ministre ghanéen des finances0.36%FR07/12/201712/07/2017
ministre des finances0.36%FR03/13/201713/03/2017
new finance minister1.09%EN02/10/201710/02/2017
trade and industry minister0.36%EN02/06/201706/02/2017
membre0.36%FR02/01/201701/02/2017
investment banker1.09%EN01/09/201709/01/2017
banker1.09%EN01/09/201709/01/2017
chairman1.09%EN11/04/201604/11/2016
Names Lang Count
Ken Ofori-AttaEN98.00%
Ken Ofori-AttaFR2.00%
Ken Ofori-AttaSW0.00%


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