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I’m working for Ghana for free; I don’t take salary – Ken Ofori-Atta

Finance Minister-designate Ken Ofori-Atta says he has never taken salaries since his assumption of office back in 2017.

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.

“I do not take a salary, I do not take a per diem, so those are not the objectives that I come with,” he said on Thursday.

Mr. Ofori-Atta, who is also a co-founder of Databank, has said there was no conflict of interest as far as the investment and brokerage firm’s involvement in the controversial Agyapa deal was concerned.

Defending Databank’s involvement in the deal, which he said was clean and without any influence of his, Mr Ofori-Atta told Parliament’s Appointments Committee that: “In my situation, I truly do not engage in these procurements and transactions, as we think broadly on the economic freedom space for people, our international relationship to make sure that we get the best people. So, I can give you my commitment. Certainly, I’ve not been on the boards of Databank since 2014, 2012, I’ve retired from that. I think we built two great companies”.


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