Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu will today, March 12 2021 present the 2021 budget statement before Parliament.
The Majority leader will make the presentation on behalf of Finance Minister-designate, Ken Ofori-Atta who is indisposed.
“I write respectfully to inform you that, pursuant to Order 140 Rules 2 and 3, of the Standing Orders of Parliament, I have assigned temporarily responsibility for the Ministry of Finance to the Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, Member of Parliament for Suame,” a letter announcing the appointment to Parliament the through the Speaker read.
Mr Ofori-Atta was flown to the United States of America on Sunday, February 14, 2021, to seek medical treatment for post-COVID-19 complications.
“After recovering from COVID-19 last December, Mr Ofori-Atta has had medical complications, which doctors advise require further interventions not currently available in Ghana,” a statement from the Ministry of Finance said on Valentine’s Day.