Vetting of Deputy regional minister nominees begins today



The Appointments Committee of Parliament will later today begin vetting for deputy regional ministerial nominees. Four nominees are scheduled to appear before the committee.

They are Solomon Boar, Elizabeth Sackey, Eugenia Gifty Kusi and Elizabeth Agyeman for the Northern, Greater Accra, Western and Ashanti Regions respectively.

The Vetting would end on Thursday after the six other nominees are vetted.

The Minority in Parliament has however expressed some degree of angst in the perceived delay in the release of the list of Deputy Ministers.

The Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, has asked the President to quickly release the list of Deputy Ministerial nominees for the various ministries to enable the House carry out the vetting and subsequent approval as early as possible so that a delay wouldn’t affect the activities of the chamber.

Below is the full list of the deputy regional minister nominees:

Upper East Region – Frank Fuseini Adongo  (MP)

Upper West Region – Amidu Ishaq

Northern Region – Solomon Namliit Boar (MP)

Brong Ahafo Region – Evans Opoku

Ashanti Region – Elizabeth Agyeman

Western Region  -Eugenia Gifty Kusi

Eastern Region – Joseph Tetteh (MP)

Central Region – Thomas Agyei Baffour

Greater Accra Region – Elizabeth Kwatsoo Tetteh Sackey

Volta Region – Maxwell Blagogee

Meanwhile, Parliament has extended the debate on the budget till Wednesday after which the various committees will scrutinize the individual budgets of various Ministries, Departments and Agencies.

By: Duke Mensah Opoku/citifmonline.com/Ghana



Published on 14 March 2017 | 6:15 am at Source