Ministerial Appointment Nana Addo nominates Ken Ofori Atta as Finance Minister

Ken Ofori Atta who was the NPP Director in-charge of fund-raising during the NPP’s campaign ahead of election 2016 stepped down as head of Databank, to play that role.

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President Nana Akufo-Addo has nominated a co-founder of investment bank Databank Ken Ofori Atta as his Minister of Finance.

Ofori Atta who was the NPP Director in-charge of fund-raising during the NPP’s campaign ahead of election 2016 stepped down as head of Databank, to play that role.

He is also a cousin to President Nana Akufo-Addo.

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During the campaign he was once seen together with his wife on the streets of Accra sharing pictures and party fliers of opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP).


Ken if approved by parliament will assume the Finance Minister position when Ghana is in its last year of the IMF bailout. Most people will be hoping he implements policies that will turn the economy into a growing one.

About Ken Ofori Atta

Ken Ofori Atta, co-founder of Databank was born in 1959 at Kyebi in the Eastern Region.

He had his education at Achimota School, and proceeded to have a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Columbia University (1984) and an MBA from the Yale University School of Management in 1988.

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Ofori-Atta founded Databank with Daniel Ofori-Atta, Keli Gadzekpo and Torgbui Afede in 1990. Ken serves as a director for numerous companies and member and some boards too.

He is a Director for Enterprise Group Ltd and Trust Bank Ltd of The Gambia of which he is Chairman.

He is a Director at the International Bank of Liberia and is also a Board Member of the Acumen Fund.

He is also a fellow of the Aspen Institute, and was adjudged as the 2nd most respected C.E.O in Ghana.

Ofori-Atta is a Donaldson Fellow at Yale University and a recipient of the John Jay Award from Columbia University.

Ken is married to Dr. Angela Ofori-Atta, a Clinical Psychologist at the University of Ghana Medical School.

The first Batch of ministerial appointments (13)  are:

Senior Minister designate – Yaw Osafo Marfo

National Security Minister designate – Albert Kan Dapaah

Trade and Industry Minister designate – Alan Kyeremateng

Finance Minister designate – Ken Ofori Atta

Minister of Agriculture designate – Dr. Akoto Osei Afriyie

Energy Minister designate - Boakye Agyarko

Defence Minister designate - Dominic Nitiwul

Foreign Affairs Minister designate - Shirley Ayorkor Botchway

Interior Minister designate - Ambrose Dery

Attorney General Minister designate - Gloria Akufo

Local Government Minister designate - Hajia Alima Mahama

Education Minister designate - Mathew Opoku Prempeh

Health Minister designate - Kwadwo Agyemang Manu 

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