Vetting of Ministers-designate begins today

Parliament’s appointments committee will today, Wednesday, February 10, begin the vetting of ministers designate for Health and National Security, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu and Albert Kan-Dapaah.

The two will be the first of the more than 40 sectors and regional ministers nominated by President Akufo-Addo to serve in his second term.

Kwaku Agyeman Manu, who is also the MP for Dormaa Central constituency in the Bono East region like Albert Kan-Dapaah, served in the same portfolio during Akufo-Addo’s first term.

Ranking Member for the Appointments Committee and Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu at an earlier press conference explained that the two individuals were to have their vetting first due to the critical nature of their work and especially the prevailing situation of COVID-19.

Meanwhile, Members of the NDC on the Appointments Committee of Parliament say they have vowed not to take bribes to pass any of the nominees announced by President Akufo-Addo.

It comes on the back of accusations by some members of the NDC against their lawmakers on the committee of scheming to take bribes to pass the nominees.

The accusations have ruffled some of the lawmakers including North Tongu MP Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa and Ningo Prampram MP Samuel Dzata George.

Commenting on the development, deputy Minority whip Comfort Doyoe Cudjoe-Ghansah said the NDC lawmakers are aware of the sacrifices of their members and will not take it for granted.

Source: Ghana/