Ghana’s Ofori-Atta Pushes for Economic Revitalization, Urges Letting Go of the Past

Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, has indicated that Ghana should not dwell on the past, but rather see that new things are being done.

According to him, the government is ready for that and the country is certainly on the path toward not just recovery but, also, revitalizing the economy.

“Indeed, I think we have to move ahead, and as the good book says, we should forget the former things, we should not dwell on the past and see that new things are being done, and we are ready for that”.

Speaking at a recent press briefing organized by the International Monetary Fund, Mr. Ofori-Atta, said the government will support the Fund to achieve the intended objectives of the Fund-support program, “and the collective effort of the Ghanaian people will work through our current challenges and emerge stronger than before”.

He furthered that “greater things are ahead. We know Ghana can achieve it. We’ve been through this before, and we are ready to ensure that we set a pace that others can also follow”.

The Finance Minister also acknowledged the pivotal role of the country’s bilateral partners, especially members of the G20, Common Framework, the Paris Club, the G7, and the support by India, Saudi, China, and Turkey, which he described as have been really tremendous in bringing Ghana his far.

“The financial assurances that were delivered last Friday, May 12th [2023], were instrumental in securing yesterday’s Board approval; and we, truly, do thank all of them for that.

“Clearly, it’s also a signal that a common framework can be made to work and we look forward to just following through”, he added.

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