Finance Minister seeks advice form the Manhyia Palace

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The current Finance Minister paid a courtesy call to the Manhyia Palace where he took some words of wisdom from the traditional ruler Otumfour Osei Tutu who over the years is noted for having contributed his quota toward the development of many projects in Ghana.

During the meeting, the finance minister appreciated the Asantehene for his numerous contributions towards national development. He praised him for leading various campaigns in the Ashanti Region, especially the ‘Heal Komfo Anokye Project’ where funds are being raised to help rehabilitate some infrastructure at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.

The Asantehene, on his part, urged the finance minister to work closely with his team to ensure the country’s financial agenda is met.

“The President expressed confidence in you and has given you a mandate as the finance minister. Although the country is going through economic difficulties, there is hope for an economic turnaround if the right measures are implemented. Your Predecessor has put in place some measures as part of efforts to address the economic conditions. I will urge you to continue from where he left off,” the traditional leader said.

Otumfuo added: “I will also urge you to work closely with the staff at the Ministry so you can share ideas to achieve the goals that have been set. Ghanaians are now looking up to you when it comes to finance issues because the President has put you in that position”.

The former finance Minister has however landed another appointment as a special advisor to President Nana Akufo Addo.