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Finance Minister’s father dies at 82

Finance Minister Ken Ofori Attah’s father Dr Akwasi Andrews Jones Amoako Atta Ofori-Atta (82), a former legislator, died in the United Kingdom on Monday, November 30, 2020.

Dr Ofori-Atta was born on December 7, 1937 at Fankyeneko in the Eastern Region to Okyenhene Nana Ofori Atta 1.

Dr Ofori-Atta was an active politician and a stalwart of the Danquah-Dombo-Busia tradition . In 1969, he served as a Member of Parliament (MP) for Begoro on the ticket of the Progress Party of the Busia Government and became the Deputy Minister of Finance at the age of 31.

In 1979, he was elected again as MP for Begoro for the Popular Front Party under the 3rd Republic and became the minority spokesperson on finance.

In 1996, he contested for the flagbearership of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

Under erstwhile President John Agyekum Kufuor administration, he served as Chairman of the Volta River Authority.

Late Dr Ofori-Attah had his education at the Achimota School, University of Ghana and University of Ottawa.

He was also an Economics lecturer at the University of Manchester.

Dr Ofori-Atta was an uncle of President Nana Akufo-Addo.

The late Dr. Ofori-Attta was married to Maud Adi-Darko and had four children including Mr. Ofori-Atta.

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