Parliament to Vet Ministerial Nominees on February 10, 2021

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The Appointment Committee of Parliament on February 10 will begin vetting of the ministerial nominees selected by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

Haruna Iddrisu, Ranking Member of the Committee speaking on the floor of the House on Friday, January 29, 2021 said priority will be given to some of the ministers nominated by the President. He mentioned that such ministers include the Health Minister-designate, National Security and Finance Minister-designates.

“The Appointments Committee has met, and we are requesting for public memorandi in respect of all the president’s nominees for all the ministerial positions. We are expected to commence betting on the 10th of February.”

“Priority will be given to some ministers, in particular, Health because of the COVID situation in the country, and probably he will be the first minister to be considered by our committee followed by those other ministers of National Security and Finance. Our clerk is working to get the publication to all the media houses,” he said.

President Akufo-Addo on Thursday, January 21 released a list of persons he has nominated to serve as ministers in his government.

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