Govt will use remaining 3 years to usher Ghana to ‘Jerusalem’—- Ken Ofori-Atta assures amidst economic challenges
Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta has encouraged Ghanaians to believe in the Akufo-Addo-led administration as measures are in place to take Ghana to “Jerusalem” within a spate of three years.
According to him, government has three years to turn things around and argued that the period was valuable as Jesus’ three years of ministry on earth.
Speaking at a National Youth Authority Breakfast Meeting of youth agencies in Accra on Friday, Mr Ofori-Atta indicated that three years was not too short for economic recovery.
He said President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo would use his remaining grace period to take the country to “Jerusalem,” hence advised the citizenry not to be despair but have hope that the current economic challenges would be a thing of the past.
Mr Ofori-Atta noted that government admitting that the economy was currently facing challenges was a step in a right direction as the Finance Ministry was imposing a raft of measures geared at stemming the tide.
“The rise in prices of essential commodities remained an issue of concern for many,” he said.
Relying on his personal experience, Mr Ofori-Atta said he failed his Advanced Level exams.
“I have gone through that, and, therefore, I know. I went through 6th form in Achimota. Just so giddy and happy, and I completely failed my A-level. And my dad said oh really.
“Why don’t you drive me around because as far as he was concerned, you had the capacity, and you had messed up.
“I drove dad around, and he was parliamentarian for Begoro at that time,” he said.
Mr Ofori-Atta further stated that he spent the waiting time to retake the exam by sitting in Parliament, watching debates and teaching at Accra Academy.
He stated that those developments showed that God had a plan for him and believed God has a plan for Ghana to bounce back big.