I don’t take salary, per diem’ – Ken

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Minister for Finance nominee, Ken Ofori-Atta claims that he does not take salaries or per diem for his role as Finance Minister.

The nominee made this known during his vetting before Parliament’s Appointments Committee on Thursday, March 25, 2021.

“I suspect you know that the issue of public service is one that really has been with the family [Ofori-Atta family] for a long time and I came into it with that aspect. I do not take a salary, I do not take a per diem, so those are not the objectives that I come with,” he said.

Ken Ofori-Atta was responding to a question by the North Tongu legislator who quizzed him on why most of his close associates and those associated with businesses he has interest in are placed in strategic areas of the country’s financial sector and whether that could not be giving him some undue advantage.

He added that, the issue was more of cynicism by some persons who believe that the situation is so because he wants to enrich himself.

Mr. Ofori-Atta argued that the longevity of Databank in the country makes it easy for it to have many people affiliated with it to be in influential positions now.

 

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