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PHOTO: Ken Ofori-Atta is Alive – Aide

Contrary to social media rumours and fake reports that he is dead, Ghana’s finance minister-designate, Ken Ofori-Atta, is alive,  a confirmation message from his top aide has confirmed.

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,” Mr. Bediako said in a text message with a picture of Ofori-Atta and his wife in the US.

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Ken Ofori-Atta and his wife Angela in US

On Sunday, the Ministry of Finance announced that Mr. 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.

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