Finance Minister-designate Ken Ofori-Atta says he has never taken salary since he assumed office as finance minster.
He made these comments responding to questioning during his vetting before the Appointments Committee in Parliament.
According to him, other entitlements and compensations from which he has not drawn as Minister includes per diem.


He made those comments in response to a question posed to him by North Tongu MP Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa about his relationship with private firms working closely with many government departments and agencies.
The MP was of the notion that the situation fuels a certain narrative which insinuates that undue advantage could be given to his cronies.
The Minister-designate believes the need to see a more vibrant public sector is an innate objective, a conviction he is not willing to compromise at the altar of financial gains.


“I suspect you know that the issue of public service is one that really has been with the family for a long time and I came into it with that aspect,” he added.


The delay in the Finance Minister-designate’s vetting was due to a trip to the United States of America for treatment following complications after he recovered from Covid-19 earlier.
In his stead, the 2021 Budget statement of government was presented by Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu on March 12. He made these comments during his vetting before the Appointments Committee in Parliament.


According to him, other entitlements and compensations from which he has not drawn as Minister includes per diem.
He was responding to a question posed by North Tongu MP Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa about his relationship with private firms working closely with many government departments and agencies.
The MP was of the view that the situation fuels a certain narrative which insinuates that undue advantage could be given to his cronies.
The Minister-designate believes the need to see a more vibrant public sector is an innate objective, a call he is not willing to sacrifice at the altar of financial gains.
“I suspect you know that the issue of public service is one that really has been with the family for a long time and I came into it with that aspect,” he added.


The delay in the Finance Minister-designate’s vetting was due to a trip to the United States of America for treatment following complications after he recovered from Covid-19 earlier.
In his stead, the 2021 Budget statement of government was presented by Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu on March 12. He made these comments during his vetting before the Appointments Committee in Parliament.

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