Regional Minister Nominees Vetting to Commence on Tuesday

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All the ten representatives appointed by the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will this week be vetted by the Appointments Committee of Parliament.

Four of them will be screened on Tuesday while the rest of the six will take their turns on Wednesday and Thursday.

The committee last Thursday completed vetting of all the 36 ministers named by the President and subsequently submitted its report to Parliament for their approval.

So far a total of 31 of the ministers vetted, have already been sworn in, though one of the ministers, Otiko Djaba, Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, has been sued by two Minority MPs following her approval by parliament.

The Minority in Parliament kicked against Otiko’s approval and subsequently boycotted sitting in Parliament over some comments she made against former President John Mahama and her admission of not undertaking the mandatory one-year national service.

Although the vetting was originally scheduled to take place from Monday, 13th February 2017 to Wednesday 15th February, 2017, it was rescheduled to start on Tuesday and end on Thursday with the nominees appearing before  the committee in the order they have scheduled.

Check below for schedules for the Regional Ministers vetting:

Tuesday, 14th February, 2017

Dr. Kwaku Afriyie (Western Regional minister-designate)

Mr. Simon Osei Mensah (Ashanti Regional minister-designate)

Mr. Eric Kwakye Darfour (Eastern Regional minister-designate)

Mr. Ishmael Ashitey (Greater Accra Regional minister-designate)

Wednesday, 15th February, 2017

Dr. Archibald Letsa (Volta Regional minister-designate)

Mr. Alhassan Suleiman (Upper West Regional minister-designate)

Mr. Rockson  Bukari (Upper East Regional minister-designate)

Thursday, 16 February, 2017

Mr. Kwaku Asoma Cheremeh (Brong Ahafo Regional minister designate)

Mr. Kwamena Duncan (Central Regional minister-designate)

Mr. Salifu Sa-eed (Northern Regional minister designate)

By: Godwin A. Allotey/citifmonline.com/Ghana

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