Finance Ministry Gets Coordinating Directors

Ken Ofori-Atta

Michael Ayesu and Eva Esselba Mends, two seasoned public servants with 30 and 27 years of work experience in the Ministry of Finance respectively, have been offered the posts of Coordinating Directors.

A statement issued from the ministry said the portfolios were created by the Head of Civil Service as part of the re-organization of the Finance Ministry.

The two officials, who would deputize for the Chief Director, are expected to help create a more responsive and efficient ministry.

“Until their elevation to these roles, Mr. Michael Ayesu and Ms. Eva Mends were directors for External Resource Mobilization, Multilateral and Budget Divisions.”
A new Director of Budget, Evelyn Abena Arthur, has also been appointed.

Until her appointment, she was the Head of Budget Planning and Preparation Unit, where she coordinated the processes for the preparation of national medium term and annual budgets and related government policies.

She is the second woman to be appointed to the position of Director of Budget in Ghana.

The new appointments took effect from Wednesday January 2, 2019.

The re-organized divisions will be known as Budget, Treasury and Debt Management, Economic Strategy and Research, Resource Mobilization and Economic Relations, Public Investment and Assets, Human Capital and General Administration, Financial Sector, as well as Policy Coordination, Monitoring and Evaluation.

Advisory Units will include Legal, Internal Audit and a Transformation Unit.

The reorganization of the functions of the divisions, according to Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta, will help the Ministry to be more focused on an aggressive revenue policy, resource mobilization, treasury management and expenditure control, as well as respond timely to the needs of MDAs in the delivery of the national budget in 2019 and beyond.