BY: Mary Quartey
The Appointments Committee of Parliament is expected to commence with the vetting of President Akufo-Addo’s ministerial nominees on February 10, 2021.
Speaking on the Floor of the House on Friday,January 29, 2021,the Ranking Member of the Committee, Hon. Haruna Iddrisu iterated that priority will be given to the scrutiny of some nominees such as the Minister-designate for Health due to the situation with COVID-19 in the country, followed by the ministers designate for national security and finance.
“Appointments Committee has met, and we are requresting for public memorandum in respect of all the president’s nominees for all the ministerial positions.
We are expected to commence vetting 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.
The list however contains some persons who served as ministers in the first term of the Akufo Addo led administration.