I’ve been battling liver disease but feel strong to work – Finance Minister reveals

The Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, has opened up about his struggles with ill-health in recent times.

There have been speculations about the Minister’s health due to changes in his physical appearance in public for some time now. “I got COVID-19 somewhere in November and then got out of a hospital’s emergency. I came home on the 10th of December, things were pretty good when I came. Then I began to feel jaundiced. I was later diagnosed and told my liver was inflamed and required some work to determine what was really happening.” He told Metro TV’s Good Evening Ghana programme on Thursday, 19 November 2021.

The Minister further added that “It took some time to find the probable cure which involved steroids and all of that”.

“I went back for review in August”, he said.

“The information was that it’s pretty much gone”, said the minister.

He said: “They are now titrating to see how to bring the steroid down so I can get back to normal life.” “Essentially, I’m pretty much mended. I need just to manage my rest, sleep and exercise and have some good food.”“ We are grateful to God and other people who have us in prayers. But clearly, the DNA is strong enough to do the work I have to do.”

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