Ghana finance minister Ofori-Atta relieved of duties - statement

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ACCRA, Feb 14 (Reuters) - Ghana's Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta has been relieved of his duties by the president and will be replaced by Mohammed Amin Adam as part of a cabinet reshuffle, the government said in a statement on Wednesday.

Amin Adam is currently the minister of state at the finance ministry. He previously served as the deputy energy minister responsible for the petroleum sector.

Under Ofori-Atta, Ghana has been restructuring its debts as it tries to emerge from its worst economic crisis in a generation.

(Reporting by Christian Akorlie and Maxwell Akalaare Adombila; Writing by Anait Miridzhanian and Nellie Peyton; Editing by Alexander Winning)

((Anait.Miridzhanian@thomsonreuters.com;))

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