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General News of Thursday, 9 April 2020

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Parliament vets Okoe-Boye on April 15


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The Appointments Committee of Parliament will vet the President’s Deputy Health Minister-designate Dr Bernard Okoe-Boye on Wednesday, April 15, 2020.

Majority Leader Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu told the media that Parliament would have to be summoned again from its suspended mode to attend to that business.

President Nana Addo Dankwa announced the appointment through a statement signed by Mr Eugene Arhin, Director of Communication at the Presidency, on Monday, April 6.

Dr Okoe-Boye will replace Mr Alexander Kwadwo Kom Abban, who has been reassigned to the Ministry of Communication as a Deputy Minister.

Until his appointment, Dr Okoe-Boye was the Board Chairman of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.

“President Akufo-Addo is hopeful that Parliament will expedite the vetting of the deputy minister-designate of health so he can assume his office quickly as possible,” the statement said.

Meanwhile, President Akufo-Addo has terminated the appointment of Mr Vincent Sowah Odotei, Deputy Minister of Communication.

“The president thanks Hon Vincent Sowah Odotei for his service to the country and wishes him well in his future endeavours,” the statement added.

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