Approval of ministers: ‘It is a massive win!’ – Majority Chief whip boasts

Frank Annoh Dompreh 610x400.jpeg Majority Chief Whip, Frank Annoh-Dompreh

Fri, 24 Mar 2023 Source: www.ghanaweb.com

The Majority Chief Whip, Frank Annoh-Dompreh hinted that his side had won the vote on the approval of six ministerial nominees of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo even as vote counting was ongoing.

His remarks, via Twitter, sought to allay tensions that had built up after voting as ballots were being sorted and counted.

In a series of tweets shared on March 24, the Majority Chief Whip, who is also the Member of Parliament for Nsawam-Adoagyiri wrote “Relax... It is done!" before dfollowing up with another tweet: "It is a massive win!”

The House subsequntly voted to approve all six nominees after a debate on the report of the Appointments Committee was completed.

The six nominees, now ministers are:

Kobina Tahiru Hammond (MP for Adansi Asokwa) as the Minister of Trade and Industry and Bryan Acheampong (MP for Abetifi) as the Minister of Food and Agriculture.

Other nominees include Stephen Asamoah Boateng for the Ministry of Chieftaincy, Mohammed Amin Adam for the Ministry of Finance, and Osei Bonsu Amoah for the Ministry of Local Government.

Stephen Amoah, the Member of Parliament for Nhyiaeso, was also appointed a Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry.

Below are the final figures for each nominee:

Total eligible 275

Absentees = 3

Total valid votes = 272

Hon KT Hammond, Minister for Trade and Industry

Yes = 154

No = 116

Rejected = 1

Abstention = 1

Bryan Acheampong, Minister for Food and Agriculture

Yes = 167

No = 98

Rejected = 1

Abstention = 3

Stephen Asamoah Boateng, Minister of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs

Yes = 147

No = 122

Abstention = 3

Mohammed Amin

Yes = 152

No = 117

Rejected = 1

Abstentions = 2

Osei Bonsu Amoah

Yes = 149

No = 120

Abesmtion = 2

Stephen Amoah, deputy minister of Trade and Industry

Yes = 146

No = 123

Abstentions = 3

Source: www.ghanaweb.com
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