The vetting of the ministerial nominees of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is scheduled to start today, February 10, 2021 at the DF Annan auditorium in Parliament.
The exercise will begin with Kwaku Agyeman Manu, Minister-designate for Health, who is also a Member
of Parliament for the Central Constituency of Dormaa, and Albert Kan Dapaah, Minister-designate for National Security.
They will face an even Vetting and Appointments Committee of 13 Majority and Minority members apiece.
Provision is being made to consider the Minister-designate for Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, on Wednesday due to issues surrounding Covid-19 in schools.
First Deputy Speaker, Joseph Osei Owusu, who is also an MP for Bekwai, will chair the committee for the second consecutive time.
Tamale South MP, Haruna Iddrisu is a leader in the ranking, who also takes on that position for the second time in a row.
In the following three weeks, the Committee is scheduled to complete its work as a result of Covid-19 the main plenary will not be meeting.
“It is hoped that within this period of time of adjournment,” Speaker Alban Sumana Bagbin announced on Tuesday as he closed down the legislative, “the Appointments Committee will commence consideration and public hearing of the President’s nominees for ministerial appointments.”
“By the end of the three weeks, the Appointments Committee would have submitted its report on the referral for the consideration of the House.”
In all, not more than 85 ministers and deputy ministers will be vetted, given that President Akufo-Addo has decide not to go beyond his number to reduce his government.
The vetting is expected to end on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 with the Minister-designate for Western North Region Richard Obeng.
Below is the communique released by President Akufo-Addo.
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