The history of Ghana's finance ministers; will Ken Ofori Atta break the jinx

In a few days' time, the Akufo-Addo government will be announcing the new nominees for ministerial positions for his second term.

Ken Ofori-Atta takes a look at the Finance Ministry and who becomes the minister. Since the fourth republic, no finance minister has made a second term even when the incumbent government retains power.

However, in the period between 1982 to 1993 during the military government, Ghana had the longest-serving finance minister, in the person of Kwesi Botchwey, under Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings.

It is unclear whether Ken Ofori-Atta will be retained as Ghana’s Finance Minister for the second term.

History shows us that no finance minister has been retained in the fourth republic. Will Ken Ofori-Atta break the jinx to get a second term in the fourth republic.


Ace journalist Paul Adom-Otchere has presented a short history and analysis on Ghana’s finance minister position since independence to the fourth republic.

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