Parliament announces date to commence vetting of Nana Addo’s ministerial nominees

The Ranking Member of the Appointment Committee of Parliament, Hon. Haruna Iddrisu has announced that the Committee will begin vetting President Akufo-Addo’s ministerial nominees from Wednesday, February 10, 2021.

According to the Minority Leader, priority will be given to the scrutiny of some nominees such as Minister-designate for Health due to the situation with Covid-19 in Ghana.

He added that the Health minister-designate will be vetted first followed by the minister-designate for national security and finance.

Speaking on the floor of the House on Friday, January 29, 2021, the Minority Leader said Committee is inviting memoranda from the public on the nominees as stipulated by the Constitution ahead of the vetting process.

“The Appointments Committee has met, and we are requesting for public memoranda 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 Nana Akufo-Addo a few weeks ago nominated a total of 30 Ministers, and 16 Regional Ministers, bringing the total number of Ministers to 46.

Eight of this number are women – six Ministers and two Regional Ministers. The President has decided that there will be no Deputy Regional Ministers.