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Appointments Committee will proceed with vetting despite shutdown of parliament

Speaker f Parliament Alban Sumana Bagbin has closed down Parliament for the next three weeks as a result of COVID-19 infections.

In all 151 staff and 17 Members of Parliament have tested positive for the deadly disease.

The house is expected to reconvene on March 2, 2021.

However, the Appointments Committee is expected to sit to start vetting nominees of the President for Ministerial position.

Kwaku Agyeman-Manu and Albert Kan-Dapaah, the ministers designate for Health and National Security will face Parliament’s Appointments Committee tomorrow, Wednesday, February 10, 2021, to make a case for their approval for the positions.

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 the Member of Parliament for Dormaa Central constituency in the Bono East region like Albert Kan-Dapaah, served in the same portfolio during Akufo-Addo’s first term.


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