Ken Ofori-Atta

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Ken Ofori Atta said : “As ever, this government is committed to building a competitive and dynamic energy sector, where private investments can thrive and the interests of the Ghanaian people and businesses continue to flourish,” External link

modernghana Thursday, April 1, 2021 1:30:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta noted : “And, so, the speculative issues and the risk associated with most transactions, discussions by resubmitting to parliament, will enable us to work those things out” External link

modernghana Wednesday, March 31, 2021 10:12:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta complained : “I do not know why that type of performance will then not reflect in the way in which that report was put” External link

modernghana Wednesday, March 31, 2021 10:12:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta urged : “Now, as to how that is mobilised, the issues we contend with, I think that’s the reason the President wants us to submit to the issues around that but philosophically, I hope we are all going to come to terms with the reality of diversifying how we capitalise and fund our transformation, which we intend to do” External link

modernghana Wednesday, March 31, 2021 10:12:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta explained : “For example, using US$400m of the zero-coupon bond to refinance domestic debt with an average interest rate of 19% will net Ghana savings of some $200 million over the four years,” External link

modernghana Tuesday, March 30, 2021 11:04:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta argued : “If we had not built up the resilience, I think COVID would have devastated us beyond what we are seeing” “So, we move forward together. We bring these new revenue measures in place…” External link

ghanaweb Tuesday, March 30, 2021 6:47:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “I don’t think that we broke any rules” External link

modernghana Sunday, March 28, 2021 4:32:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta noted : “And, so, the speculative issues and the risk associated with most transactions, discussions by resubmitting to parliament, will enable us to work those things out” External link

modernghana Sunday, March 28, 2021 4:32:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “We broke no rule and I think the Attorney General should be able to give an assessment on that,” “I do not believe that we broke any rule by the way which the procurement was done. We should be having a truly and broader discussion about Ghanaian enterprise and therefore how experienced entrepreneurs can join government at any point in time. There was no conflict of interest” External link

PeaceFMGhana Sunday, March 28, 2021 2:47:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta observed : "Imagine we have this Royalty Company, which in 20 to 30 years becomes a $30 billion company, which we will have 50 per cent stake...imagine putting this balance sheet to the Bank of Ghana, you literally have a reserve currency that changes your economy," External link

PeaceFMGhana Friday, March 26, 2021 11:16:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta stated : “Imagine we have this Royalty Company, which is 20 to 30 years becomes a $30 billion company, which we will have 50 per cent stakeimagine putting this balance sheet to the Bank of Ghana, you literally have a reserve currency that changes your economy,” External link

PeaceFMGhana Friday, March 26, 2021 11:16:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta told : “A fundamental flaw in the approach the OSP took with regard to whether he gave us a chance to respond or not and I think that should be of keen interest to this house as just a rule of law,” External link

CitiFMGhana Friday, March 26, 2021 9:34:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : "Our approach to beating this pandemic will make the difference between a lost decade and a rapid recovery that puts us on a sustainable growth trajectory," External link

sinacom-en Wednesday, March 24, 2021 2:07:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta added : “We have seen the sector’s robustness over the past three to four years, and therefore roping them in on their part is a shared burden philosophy. This is being done so that, at the end of the day, we all as a people recognise the enormity of the problem we have” External link

BFTOnline Wednesday, March 17, 2021 7:37:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “It is an incredible period of renewal for we as Ghanaians, looking to fight to get our economy back to where it was or where it should be going,” External link

BFTOnline Wednesday, March 17, 2021 7:37:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta stated : “I will travel to the United States of America to undergo a required medical intervention curently not avallable in Ghana. I am expected to be away for two weeks. Therefore, I kindly request your direction on arranging a new date for my appearance before the Committee. The Ministry of Finance is available to discuss the necessary consequential processes to arrange an alternative date” External link

PeaceFMGhana Monday, February 15, 2021 11:05:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “We all know that the COVID -19 pandemic will persist for the next 2-3 years. Why are we extending the DSSI for 6 months and not 24 months?” External link

AfricaNews-English Wednesday, February 10, 2021 10:22:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “We all know that the COVID-19 pandemic will persist for the next 2-3 years. Why are we extending the DSSI for 6 months and not 24 months?” External link

newbusinessethiopia Tuesday, February 9, 2021 2:53:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta told : “It takes a caring government to be for the people and for businesses, large and small, to choose to subsidise electricity consumption by 50 per cent to 4,086,286 households and 686,522 businesses at a cost of GH1.02 billion in three months” External link

modernghana Thursday, February 4, 2021 5:05:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta told : “It takes a caring government to be for the people and for business, large and small, to choose to subsidise electricity consumption by 50% to 4,086,286 households and 686,522 businesses at a cost of GH₵1.02 billion in three months” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, February 4, 2021 1:46:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta stated : “FOR FAR TOO LONG WE HAVE IGNORED THE IMPORTANCE OF A BROAD TAX BASE FOR GHANA’S DEVELOPMENT. WE HAVE NEGLECTED THE INFORMAL SECTOR IN OUR ATTEMPT OF BOOSTING DOMESTIC REVENUE MOBILIZATION. GOVERNMENT IN THE PAST ACCEPTED THAT MOBILIZING TAXES FROM THE INFORMAL SECTOR WAS DIFFICULT AND VERY EXPENSIVE” External link

ghanaweb Saturday, January 2, 2021 7:48:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “The situation has become so dire that the Ministry of Finance is currently finalising plans to provide payroll support for eight SOEs whose operations have been seriously disrupted by the restrictions imposed as a result of the pandemic,” External link

PeaceFMGhana Tuesday, December 22, 2020 9:14:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “I believe this will encompass sustainable cost optimisation, end-to-end digitisation and the implementation of robust corporate governance procedures,” External link

PeaceFMGhana Tuesday, December 22, 2020 9:14:00 PM EAT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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Ken Ofori-Atta

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Ken Ofori Atta said : “As ever, this government is committed to building a competitive and dynamic energy sector, where private investments can thrive and the interests of the Ghanaian people and businesses continue to flourish,” External link

modernghana Thursday, April 1, 2021 1:30:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta noted : “And, so, the speculative issues and the risk associated with most transactions, discussions by resubmitting to parliament, will enable us to work those things out” External link

modernghana Wednesday, March 31, 2021 10:12:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta complained : “I do not know why that type of performance will then not reflect in the way in which that report was put” External link

modernghana Wednesday, March 31, 2021 10:12:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta urged : “Now, as to how that is mobilised, the issues we contend with, I think that’s the reason the President wants us to submit to the issues around that but philosophically, I hope we are all going to come to terms with the reality of diversifying how we capitalise and fund our transformation, which we intend to do” External link

modernghana Wednesday, March 31, 2021 10:12:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta explained : “For example, using US$400m of the zero-coupon bond to refinance domestic debt with an average interest rate of 19% will net Ghana savings of some $200 million over the four years,” External link

modernghana Tuesday, March 30, 2021 11:04:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta argued : “If we had not built up the resilience, I think COVID would have devastated us beyond what we are seeing” “So, we move forward together. We bring these new revenue measures in place…” External link

ghanaweb Tuesday, March 30, 2021 6:47:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “I don’t think that we broke any rules” External link

modernghana Sunday, March 28, 2021 4:32:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta noted : “And, so, the speculative issues and the risk associated with most transactions, discussions by resubmitting to parliament, will enable us to work those things out” External link

modernghana Sunday, March 28, 2021 4:32:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “We broke no rule and I think the Attorney General should be able to give an assessment on that,” “I do not believe that we broke any rule by the way which the procurement was done. We should be having a truly and broader discussion about Ghanaian enterprise and therefore how experienced entrepreneurs can join government at any point in time. There was no conflict of interest” External link

PeaceFMGhana Sunday, March 28, 2021 2:47:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta observed : "Imagine we have this Royalty Company, which in 20 to 30 years becomes a $30 billion company, which we will have 50 per cent stake...imagine putting this balance sheet to the Bank of Ghana, you literally have a reserve currency that changes your economy," External link

PeaceFMGhana Friday, March 26, 2021 11:16:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta stated : “Imagine we have this Royalty Company, which is 20 to 30 years becomes a $30 billion company, which we will have 50 per cent stakeimagine putting this balance sheet to the Bank of Ghana, you literally have a reserve currency that changes your economy,” External link

PeaceFMGhana Friday, March 26, 2021 11:16:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta told : “A fundamental flaw in the approach the OSP took with regard to whether he gave us a chance to respond or not and I think that should be of keen interest to this house as just a rule of law,” External link

CitiFMGhana Friday, March 26, 2021 9:34:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : "Our approach to beating this pandemic will make the difference between a lost decade and a rapid recovery that puts us on a sustainable growth trajectory," External link

sinacom-en Wednesday, March 24, 2021 2:07:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta added : “We have seen the sector’s robustness over the past three to four years, and therefore roping them in on their part is a shared burden philosophy. This is being done so that, at the end of the day, we all as a people recognise the enormity of the problem we have” External link

BFTOnline Wednesday, March 17, 2021 7:37:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “It is an incredible period of renewal for we as Ghanaians, looking to fight to get our economy back to where it was or where it should be going,” External link

BFTOnline Wednesday, March 17, 2021 7:37:00 AM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta stated : “I will travel to the United States of America to undergo a required medical intervention curently not avallable in Ghana. I am expected to be away for two weeks. Therefore, I kindly request your direction on arranging a new date for my appearance before the Committee. The Ministry of Finance is available to discuss the necessary consequential processes to arrange an alternative date” External link

PeaceFMGhana Monday, February 15, 2021 11:05:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “We all know that the COVID -19 pandemic will persist for the next 2-3 years. Why are we extending the DSSI for 6 months and not 24 months?” External link

AfricaNews-English Wednesday, February 10, 2021 10:22:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “We all know that the COVID-19 pandemic will persist for the next 2-3 years. Why are we extending the DSSI for 6 months and not 24 months?” External link

newbusinessethiopia Tuesday, February 9, 2021 2:53:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta told : “It takes a caring government to be for the people and for businesses, large and small, to choose to subsidise electricity consumption by 50 per cent to 4,086,286 households and 686,522 businesses at a cost of GH1.02 billion in three months” External link

modernghana Thursday, February 4, 2021 5:05:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta told : “It takes a caring government to be for the people and for business, large and small, to choose to subsidise electricity consumption by 50% to 4,086,286 households and 686,522 businesses at a cost of GH₵1.02 billion in three months” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, February 4, 2021 1:46:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta stated : “FOR FAR TOO LONG WE HAVE IGNORED THE IMPORTANCE OF A BROAD TAX BASE FOR GHANA’S DEVELOPMENT. WE HAVE NEGLECTED THE INFORMAL SECTOR IN OUR ATTEMPT OF BOOSTING DOMESTIC REVENUE MOBILIZATION. GOVERNMENT IN THE PAST ACCEPTED THAT MOBILIZING TAXES FROM THE INFORMAL SECTOR WAS DIFFICULT AND VERY EXPENSIVE” External link

ghanaweb Saturday, January 2, 2021 7:48:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “The situation has become so dire that the Ministry of Finance is currently finalising plans to provide payroll support for eight SOEs whose operations have been seriously disrupted by the restrictions imposed as a result of the pandemic,” External link

PeaceFMGhana Tuesday, December 22, 2020 9:14:00 PM EAT

Ken Ofori Atta said : “I believe this will encompass sustainable cost optimisation, end-to-end digitisation and the implementation of robust corporate governance procedures,” External link

PeaceFMGhana Tuesday, December 22, 2020 9:14:00 PM EAT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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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