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Ofori-Atta’s removal won’t compromise  govt’s commitment to carrying out IMF agreement-Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo has stated that the recent ministerial changes, particularly the dismissal of Ken Ofori-Atta as Finance Minister, will not compromise the government’s commitment to carrying out the agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

According to Mr. Akufo-Addo, the administration is dedicated to making sure the program is carried out through to its completion.

“The Reshuffle will not affect the government’s commitment to implementing the programme with the IMF,” he said during the delivery of the State of the Nation address in parliament on Tuesday, February 27.

In the February 14 cabinet reshuffle, Mr. Akufo-Addo appointed Dr. Mahammed Amin Adam as the substantive Finance Minister, replacing Ofori-Atta.

After being removed, Mr. Ofori-Atta instructed the Ministry’s employees to back Dr. Mohammed Amin Adam, the newly appointed minister.

Dr. Amin Adam was praised by Mr. Ofori-Atta as a knowledgeable, modest, and inclusive leader.

In a statement, he said “The future is here with us as we are blessed with a new leader, Dr Mohammed Amin Adam, who replaced the venerable Charles Adu Boahen and has been with us through some of the most difficult times. Let us all circle the wagons and ensure a blazing success for his stewardship.

“We all know him as a smart, humble and inclusive leader. Let me state with all humility that nothing would honour me and the ‘Office of the Minister’ more than for you to work with renewed diligence to guide Hon. Amin and our nation to the successful execution of the IMF-ECF programme to promote economic growth and transformation.