Appointments Committee resumes vetting today

March 27, 2017
Appointments Committee resumes vetting today

Appointments Committee of Parliament will commence public hearing today, in what is expected to be a busy week for the legislature, as they will be racing against time to vet the final batch of President Akufo-Addo’s deputy ministerial nominees.

The vetting, which is expected to continue concurrently while the plenary also sits in its final week, before the house rises on Friday, 31st March.

Members of the Appointments Committee will scrutinize all four Ministers of State and fifty Deputy Ministers of State.

The four Ministers of State including Deputy Majority leader and Member of Parliament for Dome Kwabenya, Sarah Adwoa Safo, who has been nominated for Procurement, will appear before the Committee today.

 Professor Kwesi Yankah, designated for tertiary education, Dr. Nura Gyeile for the Agriculture Ministry, and Brian Acheampong, Minister of State designate at the office of the President, will all be vetted today.

Parliament last week approved by consensus the 10 Deputy Regional Ministers appointed by the President.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has so far named a total of 110 ministers with 50 of them being deputy ministers.

The number of ministers was greeted with an uproar from a section of Ghanaians who believe the ministers were too many for the small Ghanaian economy.