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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

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 Thursday, May 28, 2020 8:07:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta added : “This phenomenal growth in pension assets under private management calls for the NPRA to better-regulate SSNIT, and also for SSNIT to improve its investment management process,” External link

BFTOnline Friday, May 22, 2020 10:16:00 AM 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 Wednesday, May 20, 2020 2:25:00 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 Wednesday, May 20, 2020 2:25:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “All of these need to be soberly considered because a large part of humanity is at stake” External link

PeaceFMGhana Saturday, May 9, 2020 10:47:00 PM EAT

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

macaudailytimes Thursday, April 30, 2020 3:26:00 AM EAT

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

tribtown Wednesday, April 29, 2020 10:04:00 AM EAT

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

dailyjournal Wednesday, April 29, 2020 10:00:00 AM EAT

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

washtimes Wednesday, April 29, 2020 8:48:00 AM EAT

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

beaumontenterprise Wednesday, April 29, 2020 8:41:00 AM EAT

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

680news Wednesday, April 29, 2020 8:29:00 AM EAT

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

TorontoStar Wednesday, April 29, 2020 8:25:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta stated : “We have to solve the liquidity crisis, we have to solve the fresh capital crisis, we have to solve the health crisis. And we have to work fast,” External link

TheStatesManGhana Saturday, April 18, 2020 6:14:00 PM EAT

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

sundaytimes Friday, April 17, 2020 8:18:00 PM EAT

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

allafrica Monday, April 13, 2020 2:18:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “preliminary analysis of the macro-fiscal impact of the pandemic shows that there is likely to be a significant slowdown in our GDP growth, significant shortfalls in petroleum revenues, shortfalls in import duties, shortfalls in other tax revenues, increased health expenditures, and tighter financing conditions with consequences on the 2020 Budget” External link

PeaceFMGhana Saturday, April 11, 2020 10:58:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta noted : “These are extraordinary and sobering times and we must respond with a deep a sense of social justice so that our very humanity is not compromised,” External link

modernghana Saturday, April 11, 2020 10:39:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta noted : “These are extraordinary and sobering times; and we must respond with a deep a sense of social justice so that our very humanity is not compromised,” External link

CitiFMGhana Wednesday, April 8, 2020 8:38:00 PM EAT

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

trust Tuesday, April 7, 2020 1:28:00 PM EAT

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

reuters-en Tuesday, April 7, 2020 12:03:00 PM EAT

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

wsau Tuesday, April 7, 2020 10:52:00 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 Sunday, April 5, 2020 8:23:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta told : “Never before, in the history of the Fourth Republic, has the entire Ghanaian economy and society experienced such (a) severe external shock,” External link

businessday Wednesday, April 1, 2020 1:03:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta told : "Never before, in the history of the Fourth Republic, has the entire Ghanaian economy and society experienced such (a) severe external shock," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, March 31, 2020 7:38:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta told : “further worsen in the event of full lockdown,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, March 31, 2020 12:57:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “The reason why every single person in this country must exercise the highest level of self discipline is evidently clear in the economic numbers,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, March 31, 2020 12:57:00 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 Sunday, March 29, 2020 2:52:00 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 Sunday, March 29, 2020 2:52:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta added : “We have restored confidence into the banking system, securing the otherwise distressed deposits of some 2,655,100 customers as well as saving over 3,000 jobs. Growth of credit to the private sector is rebounding assuredly – by 16.8 percent in June 2019,” External link

BFTOnline Wednesday, March 25, 2020 6:00:00 AM 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, March 25, 2020 5:01:00 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 Tuesday, March 24, 2020 10:20:00 PM 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 Tuesday, March 24, 2020 8:16:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “The strategy we have taken, we are confident that appropriate and strong management will be given to these institutions; that the banks will turnaround; that pension funds will make back their money; and we have also given the possibility of participating in the equity pickup” External link

BFTOnline Monday, March 23, 2020 6:19:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “This is of great concern, especially as we have had to resort to borrowing, and in some instances cut expenditure to make up for these shortfalls,” External link

BFTOnline Saturday, March 21, 2020 9:47:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta stated ( about Exim Bank ) : “The recent clean-up of the banking sector, led by the Bank of Ghana, has laid the foundation; institutions in the sector are now stronger,” External link

BFTOnline Saturday, March 21, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “Parallel with these initiatives, we are also working on a plan to make Ghana a dynamic financial hub of the West African sub-region, and thereby attract significant amounts of external private capital to help accelerate our drive to the Ghana we want!” External link

BFTOnline Saturday, March 21, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “We are meeting with AGI but all in all, there is clarity on the action that is going to come and what type of stimulus plans we will be able to do and able to afford to ensure that our country is safe” External link

modernghana Wednesday, March 18, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “Next year is going to be a serious working year with regard to making sure that these leakages are out, and rolling-out the infrastructure and industralisation drive,” External link

BFTOnline Wednesday, March 18, 2020 5:32:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “important role of international trade and investment as engines of growth, productivity, innovation, job creation and sustainable development,” External link

BFTOnline Saturday, March 14, 2020 5:55:00 PM 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, March 14, 2020 2:04:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “To the extent of any recoveries made by the receivers/liquidators of these institutions, government expects to recoup amounts it has spent so far to provide relief for depositors. This will go a long way in enabling government to finance other priorities for our socio-economic growth,” External link

BFTOnline Friday, March 13, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta told : “There is no doubt that the situation in the energy sector is shocking the economy. We are in a state of emergency and must therefore respond with urgency and boldness. We shall from August 1 st 2019, with the support of Parliament, make Take-or-pay contracts a beast of the past,” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, March 12, 2020 11:35:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “From 2020, if nothing is done, we will be facing annual excess gas capacity charges of between US$550 and US$850million every year. Thankfully, we have a plan to deal with this,” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, March 12, 2020 11:35:00 PM 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 Tuesday, March 10, 2020 1:30:00 PM 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 Thursday, March 5, 2020 4:12:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “It’s an issue of seeking what’s in the sale for Ghana,” “It’s not any sort of a bellicose action” External link

beaumontenterprise Monday, March 2, 2020 8:57:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “Overall, crude oil production is expected to increase from 196,089 barrels per day in 2019 to 420,020 barrels per day in 2023,” External link

TheStatesManGhana Wednesday, February 26, 2020 6:50:00 PM 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, January 26, 2020 11:18:00 PM EAT



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minister46.01%EN08/31/201731/08/2017
finance minister43.84%EN08/31/201731/08/2017
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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Kennedy Agyapong said ( about Ken Ofori Atta ) : “The NDC has made money and we are also giving them contract. They made money. When they steal it is paid to them outside and they dont even bring it here. It is good we are not paying some of the contractors because the money will go to NDC and they will come and use the money to fight us. It is something I will commend Ofori Atta on” External link

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Cassiel Ato Forson said ( about Ken Ofori Atta ) : “The minister says with the fertiliser subsidy, they have reached 880billion people. We live in a country with a population of 30 million people and now we have reached 880billion people out of your fertiliser subsidy? What is this? You do not need a soothsayer to tell you that what they said is a lie. It is a blatant lie. Everybody knows he [Ofori-Atta] is a liar. Consistently he has been saying things that are contestable” External link

modernghana Friday, November 15, 2019 1:12:00 PM EAT

Cassiel Ato Forson said ( about Ken Ofori Atta ) : “The minister says with the fertiliser subsidy, they have reached 880 billion people. We live in a country with a population of 30 million people and now we have reached 880 billion people out of your fertiliser subsidy? What is this? You do not need a soothsayer to tell you that what they said is lie. It is a blunt lie. Everybody knows he [Ofori-Atta] is liar. Consistently he has been saying things that are contestable. In the budget statement, he said they have been able to reach 880 billion people” External link

PeaceFMGhana Friday, November 15, 2019 10:36:00 AM EAT

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Ken Ofori-Atta

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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

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 Thursday, May 28, 2020 8:07:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta added : “This phenomenal growth in pension assets under private management calls for the NPRA to better-regulate SSNIT, and also for SSNIT to improve its investment management process,” External link

BFTOnline Friday, May 22, 2020 10:16:00 AM 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 Wednesday, May 20, 2020 2:25:00 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 Wednesday, May 20, 2020 2:25:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “All of these need to be soberly considered because a large part of humanity is at stake” External link

PeaceFMGhana Saturday, May 9, 2020 10:47:00 PM EAT

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

macaudailytimes Thursday, April 30, 2020 3:26:00 AM EAT

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

tribtown Wednesday, April 29, 2020 10:04:00 AM EAT

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

dailyjournal Wednesday, April 29, 2020 10:00:00 AM EAT

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

washtimes Wednesday, April 29, 2020 8:48:00 AM EAT

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

beaumontenterprise Wednesday, April 29, 2020 8:41:00 AM EAT

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

680news Wednesday, April 29, 2020 8:29:00 AM EAT

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

TorontoStar Wednesday, April 29, 2020 8:25:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta stated : “We have to solve the liquidity crisis, we have to solve the fresh capital crisis, we have to solve the health crisis. And we have to work fast,” External link

TheStatesManGhana Saturday, April 18, 2020 6:14:00 PM EAT

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

sundaytimes Friday, April 17, 2020 8:18:00 PM EAT

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

allafrica Monday, April 13, 2020 2:18:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “preliminary analysis of the macro-fiscal impact of the pandemic shows that there is likely to be a significant slowdown in our GDP growth, significant shortfalls in petroleum revenues, shortfalls in import duties, shortfalls in other tax revenues, increased health expenditures, and tighter financing conditions with consequences on the 2020 Budget” External link

PeaceFMGhana Saturday, April 11, 2020 10:58:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta noted : “These are extraordinary and sobering times and we must respond with a deep a sense of social justice so that our very humanity is not compromised,” External link

modernghana Saturday, April 11, 2020 10:39:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta noted : “These are extraordinary and sobering times; and we must respond with a deep a sense of social justice so that our very humanity is not compromised,” External link

CitiFMGhana Wednesday, April 8, 2020 8:38:00 PM EAT

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

trust Tuesday, April 7, 2020 1:28:00 PM EAT

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

reuters-en Tuesday, April 7, 2020 12:03:00 PM EAT

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

wsau Tuesday, April 7, 2020 10:52:00 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 Sunday, April 5, 2020 8:23:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta told : “Never before, in the history of the Fourth Republic, has the entire Ghanaian economy and society experienced such (a) severe external shock,” External link

businessday Wednesday, April 1, 2020 1:03:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta told : "Never before, in the history of the Fourth Republic, has the entire Ghanaian economy and society experienced such (a) severe external shock," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, March 31, 2020 7:38:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta told : “further worsen in the event of full lockdown,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, March 31, 2020 12:57:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “The reason why every single person in this country must exercise the highest level of self discipline is evidently clear in the economic numbers,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, March 31, 2020 12:57:00 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 Sunday, March 29, 2020 2:52:00 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 Sunday, March 29, 2020 2:52:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta added : “We have restored confidence into the banking system, securing the otherwise distressed deposits of some 2,655,100 customers as well as saving over 3,000 jobs. Growth of credit to the private sector is rebounding assuredly – by 16.8 percent in June 2019,” External link

BFTOnline Wednesday, March 25, 2020 6:00:00 AM 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, March 25, 2020 5:01:00 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 Tuesday, March 24, 2020 10:20:00 PM 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 Tuesday, March 24, 2020 8:16:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “The strategy we have taken, we are confident that appropriate and strong management will be given to these institutions; that the banks will turnaround; that pension funds will make back their money; and we have also given the possibility of participating in the equity pickup” External link

BFTOnline Monday, March 23, 2020 6:19:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “This is of great concern, especially as we have had to resort to borrowing, and in some instances cut expenditure to make up for these shortfalls,” External link

BFTOnline Saturday, March 21, 2020 9:47:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta stated ( about Exim Bank ) : “The recent clean-up of the banking sector, led by the Bank of Ghana, has laid the foundation; institutions in the sector are now stronger,” External link

BFTOnline Saturday, March 21, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “Parallel with these initiatives, we are also working on a plan to make Ghana a dynamic financial hub of the West African sub-region, and thereby attract significant amounts of external private capital to help accelerate our drive to the Ghana we want!” External link

BFTOnline Saturday, March 21, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “We are meeting with AGI but all in all, there is clarity on the action that is going to come and what type of stimulus plans we will be able to do and able to afford to ensure that our country is safe” External link

modernghana Wednesday, March 18, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “Next year is going to be a serious working year with regard to making sure that these leakages are out, and rolling-out the infrastructure and industralisation drive,” External link

BFTOnline Wednesday, March 18, 2020 5:32:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “important role of international trade and investment as engines of growth, productivity, innovation, job creation and sustainable development,” External link

BFTOnline Saturday, March 14, 2020 5:55:00 PM 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, March 14, 2020 2:04:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “To the extent of any recoveries made by the receivers/liquidators of these institutions, government expects to recoup amounts it has spent so far to provide relief for depositors. This will go a long way in enabling government to finance other priorities for our socio-economic growth,” External link

BFTOnline Friday, March 13, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta told : “There is no doubt that the situation in the energy sector is shocking the economy. We are in a state of emergency and must therefore respond with urgency and boldness. We shall from August 1 st 2019, with the support of Parliament, make Take-or-pay contracts a beast of the past,” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, March 12, 2020 11:35:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “From 2020, if nothing is done, we will be facing annual excess gas capacity charges of between US$550 and US$850million every year. Thankfully, we have a plan to deal with this,” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, March 12, 2020 11:35:00 PM 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 Tuesday, March 10, 2020 1:30:00 PM 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 Thursday, March 5, 2020 4:12:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “It’s an issue of seeking what’s in the sale for Ghana,” “It’s not any sort of a bellicose action” External link

beaumontenterprise Monday, March 2, 2020 8:57:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “Overall, crude oil production is expected to increase from 196,089 barrels per day in 2019 to 420,020 barrels per day in 2023,” External link

TheStatesManGhana Wednesday, February 26, 2020 6:50:00 PM 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, January 26, 2020 11:18:00 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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Kennedy Agyapong said ( about Ken Ofori Atta ) : “The NDC has made money and we are also giving them contract. They made money. When they steal it is paid to them outside and they dont even bring it here. It is good we are not paying some of the contractors because the money will go to NDC and they will come and use the money to fight us. It is something I will commend Ofori Atta on” External link

ghanaweb Wednesday, January 1, 2020 10:50:00 PM EAT

Cassiel Ato Forson said ( about Ken Ofori Atta ) : “The minister says with the fertiliser subsidy, they have reached 880billion people. We live in a country with a population of 30 million people and now we have reached 880billion people out of your fertiliser subsidy? What is this? You do not need a soothsayer to tell you that what they said is a lie. It is a blatant lie. Everybody knows he [Ofori-Atta] is a liar. Consistently he has been saying things that are contestable” External link

modernghana Friday, November 15, 2019 1:12:00 PM EAT

Cassiel Ato Forson said ( about Ken Ofori Atta ) : “The minister says with the fertiliser subsidy, they have reached 880 billion people. We live in a country with a population of 30 million people and now we have reached 880 billion people out of your fertiliser subsidy? What is this? You do not need a soothsayer to tell you that what they said is lie. It is a blunt lie. Everybody knows he [Ofori-Atta] is liar. Consistently he has been saying things that are contestable. In the budget statement, he said they have been able to reach 880 billion people” External link

PeaceFMGhana Friday, November 15, 2019 10:36:00 AM EAT