Finance Minister-designate, Ken Ofori-Atta says the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) would not shy away from telling Ghanaians the true state of the economy inherited from the previous government.
“I feel we need to know the truth and it is because of the truth that they [Ghanaians] voted for us,” he told Joy News at the Flagstaff House, Tuesday.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced a list of 13 ministers-designate for the various ministerial portfolios, awaiting approval by Parliament.
The announcement of the Ministers-designate comes two days after President Akufo-Addo was officially inaugurated at the Black Star Square on Saturday.
The President has promised during his 2016 campaign to turn around the economy by appointing able people to compliment the Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia who will be heading the nation’s Economic Managment Committee (EMC).
Per his appointment, Mr Ofori-Atta who is a co-founder of the investment bank, Databank would be a member of the EMC to improve the state of the economy.
He said there are financial engineering to be done to block the hitches in the Ghanaian economy, expressing confidence that the NPP would be able to turn the situation around.
“I think we can get value for money,” he said, adding he is not deterred by the herculean nature of the task ahead.
Mr Ofori-Atta noted they are preparing the 2017 budget for onward presentation to Parliament which he said would be done before March 31.