President Akufo-Addo has directed Charles Adu Boahen to act as his representative at the Finance Ministry.
This follows Ken Ofori-Atta flying for a medical review in the United States of America.
The Finance Minister left the country on Sunday to spend at least two weeks, treating post-Covid-19 medical complications, a situation that led to the rescheduling of his vetting.
A letter from the Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Osei-Opare, said, “pending the absence of the president’s representative at the Ministry of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, I am directed by the President to request that you act as his representative in the Ministry”.
“The directive is in accordance with section 14 (5) of the Presidential (Transition) Act, Act 845, (2021).”
The letter stated that “you are to take note of the provision of section 14 (5) which states that you; shall not take a decision involving a policy issue.
“Also, you are to act in accordance with letter no. SCR/DA555/01 dated December 21, 2020, which gives directives on financial commitments, recruitments among others,” the letter stated.
Charles Adu Boahen was a deputy Finance Minister in President Akufo-Addo’s first term.
He was said to be very close to Mr. Ofori-Atta as he was responsible for the country’s’ debt liability management.