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Appointments Committee to resume vetting of appointees Feb. 23

Parliament’s Appointments Committee will on Tuesday, February 23, resume its vetting of ministerial nominees appointed by President Akufo-Addo.

The vetting process which was expected to resume Monday, February 22, has been rescheduled.

Sanitation Minister-designate, Cecilia Dapaah and Minister-designate for Transportation, Kwaku Ofori Asiamah and Joseph Cudjoe, the Minister-designate for Enterprises are next to face the 26-member Committee.

The three nominees will brief the leadership of the Committee on some policies they will undertake to assist the second administration of the president.

Both Kwaku Ofori Asiamah and Cecilia Dapaah will be convincing the Committee on why they should be given a second mandate to see to the running of their respective designated ministries.

Meanwhile, Joseph Cudjoe is leaving the Energy Ministry to head the Ministry of Enterprises should he pass the vetting process.

A total of 12 ministers-designate are expected to be vetted during the week.

They include Samuel Abdulai Jinapor, Minister-designate for Land and Natural Resources, Minister-designate for Railway Development, John Peter Amewu, Tourism Minister-designate, Awal Mohammed and Sports Minister-designate Mustapha Ussif.

Again, Chairman of the Committee, Joseph Osei Owusu together with members of Committee have so far vetted 18 ministerial appointees.

The list includes Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, Mavis Hawa Koomson, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, Ambrose Dery, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, Kan Dapaah, Dominic Nitiwul, Adwoa Safo, Dr Owusu Afriyir Akoto.

The Appointments Committee is expected to end vetting of appointees on Monday, March 8.

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