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Vetting begins Monday for last batch of ministers-designate

Deputy Majority Leader (M) will face the Committee on Monday, March 27

Parliament’s Appointments Committee will from Monday, March 27 vet the last batch of ministerial nominees of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

The last batch saw 54 persons, mostly deputy ministers, nominated by the president.

On Monday, as per its schedule, the Committee will vet its Deputy Chair and  Deputy Majority Leader, Sarah Adwoa Safo, who has been nominated as Minister of State in charge of Public Procurement.

She will be followed by another Minister of State at the Office of the President, Bryan Acheampong.

The Member of Parliament for Abetifi Constituency will be followed by Professor Kwesi Yankah, who has been nominated as a Minister of State in charge of Tertiary Education.

Dr Nura Gyeile will also take his turn as President Akufo-Addo’s nominee of Minister in charge of Agriculture.

The Committee is likely to begin vetting deputy ministers-designate as well.

A “sensitive” ministry, according to reports, is expected to have its deputy vetted on Monday.

Since Parliament is scheduled to rise on Friday, March 31, the Appointments Committee will break its proceedings on Thursday to continue later in May.

Until then, the Finance, Energy, Justice, Roads and Highways, Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Local Government and Rural Development, Transport, Sanitation and Water Resources and Education ministries will have their deputy nominees vetted between Tuesday and Thursday.

Source: 3news.com|Ghana

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