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Oppong Nkrumah, others to be vetted Friday

Information Minister-designate, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah will face parliament’s Appointments Committee on Friday, 26 October 2018 to be vetted.

On the same day, Minister-designate of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Cynthia Morrison; and Ms Paulina Tangaba Abayage, Minister-designate of the Upper East Region, would also be vetted by the lawmakers.

On Monday, 29 October 2018, the committee will consider Mr Evans Opoku Bobie, Minister-designate of the Brong Ahafo Region; Martin Oti Gyarko, Deputy Minister-designate of the Brong Ahafo Region; and Mr Samuel Nuertey Ayertey, Deputy Minister-designate of the Eastern Region.

This was contained in a statement signed by Ms Kate Addo, Director of Public Affairs of Parliament.

This follows the referral of the list of nominees from the Presidency to the Committee by Speaker, Prof Mike Oquaye.

President Nana Akufo-Addo on August 9, 2018, reshuffled his appointees. While reassigning others, the president also brought some new faces on board.

In that reshuffle, the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, John Peter Amewu was named as Minister for Energy.

Information Minister, Dr. Mustapha Abdul-Hamid was also moved to Zongo and Inner Cities Development, while the current sector Minister, Boniface Abubakar Saddique was re-assigned to the office of the Vice President.

Kojo Oppong Nkrumah [then Deputy Information Minister] was also elevated as the substantive Minister for Information.

Others were also moved to different portfolios.

Per Ghana’s laws, ministers moved to other ministries do not require a second vetting, but deputy ministers elevated would have to go through that process.

Source: Class FM

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