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Ken Ofori Atta said : “We have programs in the budget to implement and government flagship programs and initiatives which we will want to continue,” External link

miningweekly Friday, November 29, 2019 11:55:00 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 Monday, November 25, 2019 6:41:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta added : “Ghanaians want action on our roads, not words or plans or Green Book claims about what has been done. We intend to swing into action and let our work do the talking for us” External link

PeaceFMGhana Thursday, November 21, 2019 6:08:00 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, November 16, 2019 7:32:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “It is important to state that government has not under any circumstances intentionally collapsed any financial institution. These institutions were insolvent and/or distressed as a result of their own actions, and their respective regulators stepped in to intervene and to save over 4m depositors and investors. Our commitment is to ensure that we provide relief to many of the victims,” External link

CitiFMGhana Friday, November 15, 2019 10:12:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta noted : “3.6 million Ghanaians have been registered under the national ID programmes while 1,000 sanitary facilities are under construction to address open defecation and 49,000 trainee nurses have been paid GHS468 million in allowances,” External link

PeaceFMGhana Thursday, November 14, 2019 11:38:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “Mr Speaker, I am happy to announce that preparations are now complete and the construction of the first 600-bed kayayei hostel will commence in Agbogbloshie next month to provide accommodation and skills training to these vulnerable young women” External link

PeaceFMGhana Thursday, November 14, 2019 11:38:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said ( about Akufo Addo ) : "President Akufo-Addo and his Government will ensure that the perennial excessive spending during such periods will not happen in 2020," External link

4-traders Wednesday, November 13, 2019 7:16:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “In the same direction, total deposits have improved from gh55.7 billion to gh76.0 billion over the same comparative period, reflecting a stronger deposit base owing to more trust and confidence in the banking sector with fewer but stronger banks,” External link

PeaceFMGhana Wednesday, November 13, 2019 6:18:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta told : “There were cuts to a number of arrears of spending most notably were cut to research advances for lecturers and nursing and teacher training allowances; yet, the government then was awarding billions of Cedis worth of contracts without knowing about how to pay for them. It was a case of living for today and leaving tomorrow for itself,” External link

PeaceFMGhana Wednesday, November 13, 2019 6:18:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “while restoring private sector participation in the management, operation and financing of the required investments in ECG’s distribution assets, government will make every effort to avoid the pitfalls that the PDS concession encountered and institute broad Ghanaian institutional participation, as well as democratize local equity participation, with an eventual listing on the Ghana Stock Exchange” External link

3NewsGhana Wednesday, November 13, 2019 5:41:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “This is the year that one can confidently say that God’s blessings of the hard work is beginning to manifest putting us on a positive trajectory for sustained lift,” External link

PeaceFMGhana Wednesday, November 13, 2019 4:40:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta pointed out : “We have delivered on our flagship programmes, and gains made so far is significant, all to the glory of God,” External link

3NewsGhana Wednesday, November 13, 2019 4:27:00 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 Wednesday, November 13, 2019 3:42:00 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 Wednesday, November 13, 2019 3:42:00 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 Saturday, November 9, 2019 6:14:00 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 Saturday, November 9, 2019 7:28:00 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 Thursday, November 7, 2019 2:46:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “We really need to disabuse ourselves of that; make it efficient nonetheless but really look at corporate taxation and spreading the net in a more effective way. We look to reviewing all of our tax systems in 2020,” External link

CitiFMGhana Thursday, November 7, 2019 9:22:00 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 Wednesday, November 6, 2019 5:23:00 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 Thursday, October 31, 2019 2:57:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta added : “I am not sure the strategy was implemented the way we wanted it and that’s why there was a change of leadership at the revenue authority…but I am sure we will ultimately reap the results of this initiative,” External link

CitiFMGhana Thursday, October 31, 2019 9:22:00 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 Monday, October 28, 2019 12:36:00 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 Saturday, October 26, 2019 10:25:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said ( about Electricity Company ) : “Following consultations with Government, we wish to emphasize that Government remains strongly committed to the Compact and to private sector participation in the Electricity Company of Ghana” External link

ghanaweb Friday, October 25, 2019 11:44:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta says : “Certainly, everybody talks about China bringing in capital, but the US government's Opic transforming into the Development Finance Corporation will bring another angle to it,” "But for Africa, really it’s to begin to question the current global arrangements of financing, and especially for countries in transition" External link

euromoney Thursday, October 24, 2019 7:23:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta says : “There needs to be a sit down with global pension funds to make infrastructure an asset class, which now it isn’t, which would be able to give certain accommodation,” External link

euromoney Thursday, October 24, 2019 7:23:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said ( about Electricity Company ) : “Following consultations with Government, we wish to emphasize that Government remains strongly committed to the Compact and to private sector participation in the Electricity Company of Ghana” External link

PeaceFMGhana Thursday, October 24, 2019 2:04:00 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 Monday, October 21, 2019 1:40:00 AM 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 Monday, October 21, 2019 1:40:00 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, October 20, 2019 10:38:00 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 Sunday, October 20, 2019 9:37:00 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 Sunday, October 20, 2019 9:37:00 PM 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, October 19, 2019 8:46:00 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 Friday, October 18, 2019 2:43:00 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 Thursday, October 17, 2019 9:14:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “Our two nations do indeed share much in common, including our desire to encourage equitable and sustainable growth. We are remiss in not embarking on this mission sooner, given the magnitude of the opportunities that lie before us,” External link

3NewsGhana Tuesday, October 15, 2019 9:36:00 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 Monday, September 23, 2019 4:19:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “Government is aiming to raise GH 45.2bn in domestic revenues as the 2019 target even though GRA is 7.3 percent behind target as at end of July,” External link

PeaceFMGhana Sunday, September 22, 2019 10:12:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “Government is aiming to raise GH¢ 45.2bn in domestic revenues as the 2019 target even though GRA is 7.3% behind target as at end of July” External link

CitiFMGhana Saturday, September 21, 2019 3:14:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “Government is aiming to raise GH¢ 45.2bn in domestic revenues as the 2019 target even though GRA is 7.3% behind target as at end of July” External link

3NewsGhana Saturday, September 21, 2019 2:49:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “Government is aiming to raise 45.2bn in domestic revenues as the 2019 target even though GRA is 7.3% behind target as at the end of July,” External link

PeaceFMGhana Saturday, September 21, 2019 2:46:00 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 Sunday, September 15, 2019 4:56:00 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 Friday, September 13, 2019 5:18:00 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, August 29, 2019 1:01:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta added : “Moving Ghana Beyond Aid means Government is committed to achieving security of electricity supply and sustainable generating capacity that offers reliable and affordable power for the Ghanaian people and businesses, whilst providing investors with attractive opportunities” External link

PeaceFMGhana Tuesday, August 27, 2019 2:50:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta added : “Moving Ghana Beyond Aid means the government is committed to achieving security of electricity supply and sustainable generating capacity that offers reliable and affordable power to Ghanaian people and businesses, while providing investors with attractive opportunities,” External link

PeaceFMGhana Tuesday, August 27, 2019 11:29:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “In each of the 57 or so cabinet meetings we have attended in the last 31 months, the President is always quick to remind us, to stress to us, his ministers, the urgency in meeting the needs and aspirations of the Ghanaian people,” “Just last week, as we discussed the details of this statement I am reading now, the President reminded us that in spite of all that we have managed to achieve so far, too many Ghanaians are still suffering. He reminds us that we are certainly not there yet,” External link

TheStatesManGhana Wednesday, August 14, 2019 9:23:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said ( about Akufo Addo ) : “The Akufo-Addo government leads, serves and obeys. The evidence is mightily clear that we offer better and assured leadership in managing the Ghanaian economy,” “All key indicators for building a stronger economy have been cured effectively and are stronger now than they were 31 months ago” External link

TheStatesManGhana Wednesday, August 14, 2019 9:23:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta indicated : “The government proposes to increase the Energy Sector Levy by 20 pesewas per litre for petrol and diesel and eight pesewas per kilogramme for Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), so as to increase the inflows to enable the government to issue additional bonds to pay our energy sector debt obligations,” External link

PeaceFMGhana Monday, August 12, 2019 12:21:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “It is not enough to provide decent job opportunities for our burgeoning young population,” External link

PeaceFMGhana Tuesday, August 6, 2019 12:05:00 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, August 4, 2019 1:55:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta observed : “We have successfully completed and exited the IMF-ECF [the International Monetary Fund’s Extended Credit Facility] programme,” External link

TheStatesManGhana Friday, August 2, 2019 4:59:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “We have been able to entrench fiscal discipline through the strategic allocation of resources, efficiency in the use of public funds, as well as enhancing transparency and accountability in our management of the public purse,” External link

TheStatesManGhana Friday, August 2, 2019 4:59:00 PM 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, July 31, 2019 2:08:00 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

modernghana Wednesday, July 31, 2019 1:12:00 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

modernghana Wednesday, July 31, 2019 1:12:00 PM 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 Wednesday, July 31, 2019 1:06:00 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 Tuesday, July 30, 2019 3:08:00 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 Tuesday, July 30, 2019 3:08:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “All take-or-pay contracts will be renegotiated to convert to Take-and-pay for both PPAs and Gas Supply Agreements (GSAs). Government has resolved as follows: to convert all Take-or-pay contracts to Take-and-pay contracts,” External link

modernghana Tuesday, July 30, 2019 2:41:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta explained : “Based on current indicative prices for petrol and diesel this translates to 90 pesewas per gallon,” External link

3NewsGhana Tuesday, July 30, 2019 12:08:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “The bond proceeds were used to liquidate approximately 60% of the energy sector legacy debts,” External link

3NewsGhana Tuesday, July 30, 2019 12:08:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta explained : “In monetary terms, what this means is that we are paying over half a billion U.S. dollars or over GH¢2.5 billion annually for power generation capacity that we do not need,” External link

3NewsGhana Monday, July 29, 2019 10:35:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta says : “It also presents an opportunity for us to share our Ghana Beyond Aid vision with the rest of the continent” External link

myjoyonline Thursday, July 25, 2019 8:32:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta says : “Hosting the African Caucus meeting in Ghana cements Government’s effort to position Ghana as a diplomatic and commercial hub, particularly so after the selection of Ghana as the secretariat for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). It also presents an opportunity for us to share our Ghana Beyond Aid vision with the rest of the continent” External link

CitiFMGhana Thursday, July 25, 2019 5:54:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta added : “we managed to save the taxpayer GH90m through negotiations. In another instance, we negotiated a savings of GH130m on a claim of over GHS 180m” External link

myjoyonline Thursday, July 18, 2019 6:39:00 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
ministre ghanéen des finances0.36%FR07/12/201712/07/2017
ministre des finances0.36%FR03/13/201713/03/2017
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trade and industry minister0.36%EN02/06/201706/02/2017
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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

John Mahama told ( about Ken Ofori Atta ) : “So, he [Mr Ofori-Atta] says his deficit is 3.9 per cent but his deficit is above 7 per cent 7.3 per cent if you add all the things he is hiding outside the budget” External link

PeaceFMGhana Tuesday, November 12, 2019 12:40:00 PM EAT

Johnson Asiedu Nketiah added ( about Ken Ofori Atta ) : “We know from Ken Ofori Atta's termination letter that even though the ECG did not receive the requested confirmation and proof of authorisation by Al Koot by the tender date, the ECG was compelled to confirm acceptance of the demand guarantee, despite the advice by Hunton and Williams LLP, transaction advisors to the deal” External link

modernghana Thursday, October 24, 2019 9:07:00 PM EAT

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Ken Ofori-Atta

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Ken Ofori Atta said : “We have programs in the budget to implement and government flagship programs and initiatives which we will want to continue,” External link

miningweekly Friday, November 29, 2019 11:55:00 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 Monday, November 25, 2019 6:41:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta added : “Ghanaians want action on our roads, not words or plans or Green Book claims about what has been done. We intend to swing into action and let our work do the talking for us” External link

PeaceFMGhana Thursday, November 21, 2019 6:08:00 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, November 16, 2019 7:32:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “It is important to state that government has not under any circumstances intentionally collapsed any financial institution. These institutions were insolvent and/or distressed as a result of their own actions, and their respective regulators stepped in to intervene and to save over 4m depositors and investors. Our commitment is to ensure that we provide relief to many of the victims,” External link

CitiFMGhana Friday, November 15, 2019 10:12:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta noted : “3.6 million Ghanaians have been registered under the national ID programmes while 1,000 sanitary facilities are under construction to address open defecation and 49,000 trainee nurses have been paid GHS468 million in allowances,” External link

PeaceFMGhana Thursday, November 14, 2019 11:38:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “Mr Speaker, I am happy to announce that preparations are now complete and the construction of the first 600-bed kayayei hostel will commence in Agbogbloshie next month to provide accommodation and skills training to these vulnerable young women” External link

PeaceFMGhana Thursday, November 14, 2019 11:38:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said ( about Akufo Addo ) : "President Akufo-Addo and his Government will ensure that the perennial excessive spending during such periods will not happen in 2020," External link

4-traders Wednesday, November 13, 2019 7:16:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “In the same direction, total deposits have improved from gh55.7 billion to gh76.0 billion over the same comparative period, reflecting a stronger deposit base owing to more trust and confidence in the banking sector with fewer but stronger banks,” External link

PeaceFMGhana Wednesday, November 13, 2019 6:18:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta told : “There were cuts to a number of arrears of spending most notably were cut to research advances for lecturers and nursing and teacher training allowances; yet, the government then was awarding billions of Cedis worth of contracts without knowing about how to pay for them. It was a case of living for today and leaving tomorrow for itself,” External link

PeaceFMGhana Wednesday, November 13, 2019 6:18:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “while restoring private sector participation in the management, operation and financing of the required investments in ECG’s distribution assets, government will make every effort to avoid the pitfalls that the PDS concession encountered and institute broad Ghanaian institutional participation, as well as democratize local equity participation, with an eventual listing on the Ghana Stock Exchange” External link

3NewsGhana Wednesday, November 13, 2019 5:41:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “This is the year that one can confidently say that God’s blessings of the hard work is beginning to manifest putting us on a positive trajectory for sustained lift,” External link

PeaceFMGhana Wednesday, November 13, 2019 4:40:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta pointed out : “We have delivered on our flagship programmes, and gains made so far is significant, all to the glory of God,” External link

3NewsGhana Wednesday, November 13, 2019 4:27:00 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 Wednesday, November 13, 2019 3:42:00 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 Wednesday, November 13, 2019 3:42:00 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 Saturday, November 9, 2019 6:14:00 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 Saturday, November 9, 2019 7:28:00 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 Thursday, November 7, 2019 2:46:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “We really need to disabuse ourselves of that; make it efficient nonetheless but really look at corporate taxation and spreading the net in a more effective way. We look to reviewing all of our tax systems in 2020,” External link

CitiFMGhana Thursday, November 7, 2019 9:22:00 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 Wednesday, November 6, 2019 5:23:00 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 Thursday, October 31, 2019 2:57:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta added : “I am not sure the strategy was implemented the way we wanted it and that’s why there was a change of leadership at the revenue authority…but I am sure we will ultimately reap the results of this initiative,” External link

CitiFMGhana Thursday, October 31, 2019 9:22:00 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 Monday, October 28, 2019 12:36:00 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 Saturday, October 26, 2019 10:25:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said ( about Electricity Company ) : “Following consultations with Government, we wish to emphasize that Government remains strongly committed to the Compact and to private sector participation in the Electricity Company of Ghana” External link

ghanaweb Friday, October 25, 2019 11:44:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta says : “Certainly, everybody talks about China bringing in capital, but the US government's Opic transforming into the Development Finance Corporation will bring another angle to it,” "But for Africa, really it’s to begin to question the current global arrangements of financing, and especially for countries in transition" External link

euromoney Thursday, October 24, 2019 7:23:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta says : “There needs to be a sit down with global pension funds to make infrastructure an asset class, which now it isn’t, which would be able to give certain accommodation,” External link

euromoney Thursday, October 24, 2019 7:23:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said ( about Electricity Company ) : “Following consultations with Government, we wish to emphasize that Government remains strongly committed to the Compact and to private sector participation in the Electricity Company of Ghana” External link

PeaceFMGhana Thursday, October 24, 2019 2:04:00 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 Monday, October 21, 2019 1:40:00 AM 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 Monday, October 21, 2019 1:40:00 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, October 20, 2019 10:38:00 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 Sunday, October 20, 2019 9:37:00 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 Sunday, October 20, 2019 9:37:00 PM 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, October 19, 2019 8:46:00 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 Friday, October 18, 2019 2:43:00 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 Thursday, October 17, 2019 9:14:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “Our two nations do indeed share much in common, including our desire to encourage equitable and sustainable growth. We are remiss in not embarking on this mission sooner, given the magnitude of the opportunities that lie before us,” External link

3NewsGhana Tuesday, October 15, 2019 9:36:00 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 Monday, September 23, 2019 4:19:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “Government is aiming to raise GH 45.2bn in domestic revenues as the 2019 target even though GRA is 7.3 percent behind target as at end of July,” External link

PeaceFMGhana Sunday, September 22, 2019 10:12:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “Government is aiming to raise GH¢ 45.2bn in domestic revenues as the 2019 target even though GRA is 7.3% behind target as at end of July” External link

CitiFMGhana Saturday, September 21, 2019 3:14:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “Government is aiming to raise GH¢ 45.2bn in domestic revenues as the 2019 target even though GRA is 7.3% behind target as at end of July” External link

3NewsGhana Saturday, September 21, 2019 2:49:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “Government is aiming to raise 45.2bn in domestic revenues as the 2019 target even though GRA is 7.3% behind target as at the end of July,” External link

PeaceFMGhana Saturday, September 21, 2019 2:46:00 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 Sunday, September 15, 2019 4:56:00 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 Friday, September 13, 2019 5:18:00 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, August 29, 2019 1:01:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta added : “Moving Ghana Beyond Aid means Government is committed to achieving security of electricity supply and sustainable generating capacity that offers reliable and affordable power for the Ghanaian people and businesses, whilst providing investors with attractive opportunities” External link

PeaceFMGhana Tuesday, August 27, 2019 2:50:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta added : “Moving Ghana Beyond Aid means the government is committed to achieving security of electricity supply and sustainable generating capacity that offers reliable and affordable power to Ghanaian people and businesses, while providing investors with attractive opportunities,” External link

PeaceFMGhana Tuesday, August 27, 2019 11:29:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “In each of the 57 or so cabinet meetings we have attended in the last 31 months, the President is always quick to remind us, to stress to us, his ministers, the urgency in meeting the needs and aspirations of the Ghanaian people,” “Just last week, as we discussed the details of this statement I am reading now, the President reminded us that in spite of all that we have managed to achieve so far, too many Ghanaians are still suffering. He reminds us that we are certainly not there yet,” External link

TheStatesManGhana Wednesday, August 14, 2019 9:23:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said ( about Akufo Addo ) : “The Akufo-Addo government leads, serves and obeys. The evidence is mightily clear that we offer better and assured leadership in managing the Ghanaian economy,” “All key indicators for building a stronger economy have been cured effectively and are stronger now than they were 31 months ago” External link

TheStatesManGhana Wednesday, August 14, 2019 9:23:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta indicated : “The government proposes to increase the Energy Sector Levy by 20 pesewas per litre for petrol and diesel and eight pesewas per kilogramme for Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), so as to increase the inflows to enable the government to issue additional bonds to pay our energy sector debt obligations,” External link

PeaceFMGhana Monday, August 12, 2019 12:21:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “It is not enough to provide decent job opportunities for our burgeoning young population,” External link

PeaceFMGhana Tuesday, August 6, 2019 12:05:00 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, August 4, 2019 1:55:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta observed : “We have successfully completed and exited the IMF-ECF [the International Monetary Fund’s Extended Credit Facility] programme,” External link

TheStatesManGhana Friday, August 2, 2019 4:59:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “We have been able to entrench fiscal discipline through the strategic allocation of resources, efficiency in the use of public funds, as well as enhancing transparency and accountability in our management of the public purse,” External link

TheStatesManGhana Friday, August 2, 2019 4:59:00 PM 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, July 31, 2019 2:08:00 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

modernghana Wednesday, July 31, 2019 1:12:00 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

modernghana Wednesday, July 31, 2019 1:12:00 PM 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 Wednesday, July 31, 2019 1:06:00 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 Tuesday, July 30, 2019 3:08:00 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 Tuesday, July 30, 2019 3:08:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “All take-or-pay contracts will be renegotiated to convert to Take-and-pay for both PPAs and Gas Supply Agreements (GSAs). Government has resolved as follows: to convert all Take-or-pay contracts to Take-and-pay contracts,” External link

modernghana Tuesday, July 30, 2019 2:41:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta explained : “Based on current indicative prices for petrol and diesel this translates to 90 pesewas per gallon,” External link

3NewsGhana Tuesday, July 30, 2019 12:08:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “The bond proceeds were used to liquidate approximately 60% of the energy sector legacy debts,” External link

3NewsGhana Tuesday, July 30, 2019 12:08:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta explained : “In monetary terms, what this means is that we are paying over half a billion U.S. dollars or over GH¢2.5 billion annually for power generation capacity that we do not need,” External link

3NewsGhana Monday, July 29, 2019 10:35:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta says : “It also presents an opportunity for us to share our Ghana Beyond Aid vision with the rest of the continent” External link

myjoyonline Thursday, July 25, 2019 8:32:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta says : “Hosting the African Caucus meeting in Ghana cements Government’s effort to position Ghana as a diplomatic and commercial hub, particularly so after the selection of Ghana as the secretariat for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). It also presents an opportunity for us to share our Ghana Beyond Aid vision with the rest of the continent” External link

CitiFMGhana Thursday, July 25, 2019 5:54:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta added : “we managed to save the taxpayer GH90m through negotiations. In another instance, we negotiated a savings of GH130m on a claim of over GHS 180m” External link

myjoyonline Thursday, July 18, 2019 6:39:00 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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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

John Mahama told ( about Ken Ofori Atta ) : “So, he [Mr Ofori-Atta] says his deficit is 3.9 per cent but his deficit is above 7 per cent 7.3 per cent if you add all the things he is hiding outside the budget” External link

PeaceFMGhana Tuesday, November 12, 2019 12:40:00 PM EAT

Johnson Asiedu Nketiah added ( about Ken Ofori Atta ) : “We know from Ken Ofori Atta's termination letter that even though the ECG did not receive the requested confirmation and proof of authorisation by Al Koot by the tender date, the ECG was compelled to confirm acceptance of the demand guarantee, despite the advice by Hunton and Williams LLP, transaction advisors to the deal” External link

modernghana Thursday, October 24, 2019 9:07:00 PM EAT