Minister of Finance Ofori-Atta Speaks After Kwasi Kwarteng loses position.
Mr. Ofori-Addo expressed his sadness that a Ghanaian of his calibre had to suffer in this way.
“The tragedy is that he is a Ghanaian who has almost reached the highest level, Chancellor of the Exchequer.” Yes, we met three days ago. “I am always optimistic; if one is truly doing things, there may be some waves, but the Lord will see him through.”
What happened surprised me. “I sent him an email and told him that the Lord knows best,” Mr. Ofori-Atta told Paa Kwesi Asare of TV3 in Washington, DC.
Mr. Kwarteng was fired by UK Prime Minister Mary Elizabeth Truss on Friday, October 14, amid financial market turmoil caused by the government’s tax cuts. “You have asked me to step aside as your Chancellor, and I have accepted,” he wrote in response to his dismissal.
“When you asked me to be your Chancellor, I did so fully aware of the extremely difficult situation we faced, with rising global interest rates and energy prices.”
Your vision of optimism, growth, and change, on the other hand, was correct.” We’ve been colleagues and friends for a long time. During that time, I witnessed your commitment and determination. I believe your vision is correct. It has been a privilege to be your first Chancellor. “