Politics of Friday, 8 February 2013
Source: Kojo Smith
The Appointments Committee of Parliament will today Friday, February 8, 2013 vet five minister-designates appointed by the president.
Ms. Sherry Ayittey, nominee for Health, Mr Elvis Afriyie-Ankrah, nominee for Youth and Sports, Dr Henry Seidu Daannaa, nominee for Chieftaincy and Traditional Affairs, Mr Kwesi Ahwoi, nominee for the Interior and Mr Mark Woyongo, nominee for the Defence Ministry have been scheduled to appear before the Committee.
The Committee on Thursday vetted five personalities nominated by President John Dramani Mahama for ministerial positions.
Those vetted include Dr Benjamin Kunbuor, Minister designate for Government Business in Parliament, Mr Haruna Iddrisu, Minister designate for Trade and Industry, Mrs. Marietta Brew Appiah-Opong, Minister designate for Justice and Attorney-General, Mrs. Dzifa Attivor, Minister designate for Transport and Emmanuel Kofi Armah Buah, Minister designate for Energy and Petroleum.
Nii Armah Ashietey, nominee for Employment and Labour Relations, Mrs Elizabeth Ofosu-Agyare, nominee for Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Mr Nyon Bilijo, nominee for Fisheries and Aquaculture Development and Mr Paul Evans Aidoo, nominee for the Western Region, will also appear before the Committee on February 11, 2013.
Mr Samuel Sarpong (Ashanti Region), Mr E.K.T. Addo (Central Region), Mr Bede Ziedeng (Upper West Region), Nii Laryea Afotey Agbo (Greater Accra Region) and Mr Alhassan Azong (Presidency) would be heard on February 13.
Five ministers penciled to serve at the presidency would be heard on February 14. They are Dr Mustapha Ahmed, Mr Abdul Rashid Hassan Pelpuo, Mr Fifi Kwetey, Alhaji Lumina Mohammed Muniru and Mrs Comfort Doyoe Cudjoe Ghansah.