Vetting of Nominees To Start On Tuesday

Vetting of Regional Ministers-designate nominated by President Nana Akufo-Affo will commence tomorrow, February 14.

The 10 regional minister-nominees will as from Tuesday appear before the Parliament Appointments Committee for screening. Reports reveal that the vetting exercise will last till Thursday.

Four minister-designates will be facing the vetting committee on Tuesday, while the remaining six will be done on Wednesday and Thursday, in equal proportion.

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To face the Parliament Committee on Tuesday are regional ministers-designate Kwaku Afriyie (Western Region), Simon Osei Mensah (Ashanti), Eric Kwakye Darfour (Eastern Region), Ishmael Ashitey (Greater Accra).

The Regional Ministers are to represent the 10 regions of the country in governance.

See full schedule of the regional ministers vetting below:

Nana Akufo-Addo since after his inauguration as President on January 7, has been occupied with setting up his administrative crew – appointing ministers, presidential staffers, heads of government institutions, and so on.

The president nominated 36 ministers for the various ministries operating in the country. The list of the 36 minister-nominees came in three batches of 12, 13 and 11 respectively. Vetting of the ministerial nominees has been on since 20th January.

The 36 nominees have been vetted, approved and sworn into their various offices. The swearing in ceremonies were held at the Flagstaff House on 27th January, 7th February and 10th February respectively.

Meanwhile, the appointment of Madam Otiko Djaba as Minister for Gender, Women and Social was heatedly disputed between the minority and majority sides of the parliament – a controversy which subsequently led to the new minister being sued by two minority MPs.

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