The recent nominee of Deputy Minister for Food and Agriculture, Kennedy Nyarko Osei, has been approved by Parliament after facing the Appointments Committee last Thursday.
The Akyim Swedru Member of Parliament was nominated by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to replace William Agyapong Quaitoo, who resigned the post in August.
Mr Quaitoo, also an MP, resigned following pressure over his comments deemed ethnocentric.
Though he had apologized for the comments made in the heat of the fall army worm invasion of farmlands, he tendered in his resignation letter on Tuesday, August 29 to the presidency.
Mr Quaitoo’s replacement was advised by Wa Central MP Alhaji Rashid Pelpuo to guard against his lips and mind his comments as he assumes the new role.
The Former Minister at the Presidency led the approval motion in the House.
It was supported by Asunafo South MP Eric Opoku, who urged the new deputy minister to do his best to support the sector minister in not only fighting the fall armyworms but also settling protesting college of agriculture students.
Mr Nyarko Osei has been the chairman of Parliament’s Local Government Committee.
He is expected to be sworn in by the President to assume official duties.