Ghana’s finance minister-designate Ken Ofori-Atta is alive contrary to widespread rumours that he was dead, his top aide confirms to Daily Mail GH.
Michael Bediako, a personal assistant to the minister, on Monday confirmed that his boss arrived safely in the US where the top government official is under going treatment for post-COVID-19 medical complications.
“Good morning, Honourable Minister-designate’s Delta 157 flight has landed. He’s in good spirits. He sends his regards. Regards, Michael A-B,” Bediako said in a text message with a picture of Ofori-Atta and his wife in the US.
Ken Ofori-Atta and his wife Angela in US
On Sunday, the Finance Ministry announced that Ofori-Atta has been flown to the U.S due to post-COVID-19 medical complications.
“After recovering from COVID-19 last December, Mr. Ofori-Atta has had medical complications which doctors advise, require further interventions not currently available in Ghana,” the statement revealed.
“Mr. Ofori-Atta was scheduled to appear before the Appointments Committee of Parliament on Tuesday, 16th February, 2021. The leadership of Parliament has been duly notified for a new date to be fixed upon his return,” the statement said