General News of Tuesday, 24 January 2017
Minority Chief Whip, Mohammed Muntaka Mubarak has said although Minister of Finance Designate, Ken Ofori Atta is competent to handle his portfolio, he prays his [Ken Ofori Atta] soft spoken nature will not create problems for him when he assumes power.
According to him, he’s hoping that the minister designate who will be heading a very powerful ministry in the coming days will up his voice in his public engagements.
“He was calm, he understands the issues and he spoke the truth at least from my point of view and he was straight. The only thing I may say is that he’s too soft spoken for a Minister of Finance, I hope he’ll be able to up his voice when he’s speaking,” Hon. Muntaka said on Starr FM Tuesday.
Hon. Muntaka who’s also the Member of Parliament for Asawase, answering a question on which of President Nana Akufo Addo’s ministerial nominees has impressed him so far during the ongoing vetting named Mr Ken Ofori Attah.
“I think Ken Ofori Atta impressed me, why do I say that…he’s soft spoken but his calmness and the way he answered his questions impressed me. In fact along the line it disarmed me in asking probing questions further, because I realized that he kept his composure.
Apart from what we try to do to find out if you qualify to be a minister of state, we try to measure your temparament…we try to measure how under stress you’ll handle issues in that ministry. Believe me I thought that Ken Ofori Atta, Minister of Finance designate personally impressed me most.”