Sunday, 25 July

Eleven more deputy ministers-designate approved minus Twum-Ampofo

Politics
Deputy Minister nominee Gifty Twum-Ampofo

The approval of the Deputy Minister-designate of Education, Gifty Twum-Ampofo, is in limbo as her name is missing from the second approval list of the Appointments Committee of Parliament.

Those in her cohort – the second batch of vetted nominees – have, however, been approved.

They include Deputy Minister-designate of Energy Andrew Egyapa Mercer, Deputy Minister-designate of Education John Ntim Fordjour, Deputy Minister-designate of Lands and Natural Resources George Mireku Duker, Deputy Minister-designate of Defence Kofi Amankwaa-Manu.

The others include Deputy Minister-designate for the Interior Naana Eyiah Quansah, Deputy Minister-designate of Transport Hassan Tampuli, Deputy Minister-designate of Finance John Kumah and Deputy Minister-designate of Transport Frederick Obeng Adom.

The rest are Deputy Minister-designate of Roads and Highways Mavis Nkansah Boadu, Deputy Minister-designate of Youth and Sports Evans Opoku Bobbie and Deputy Minister-designate of Sanitation and Water Resources Issahaku Amidu Chinnia.

There is a stalemate among the members of the Appointments Committee over Abuakwa North MP’s nomination after Tamale North MP Alhassan Suhuyini publicly announced his decision to vote against her for, in his view, the female legislator’s unsatisfactory answers relating to bribery allegations levelled against her during the New Patriotic Party’s 2020 parliamentary primary.

Mr Suhuyini said he was “disappointed in the nominee’s lack of candour and what seems to be a conscience that is dead to the threat of bribery and corruption to our democracy”.

Source: classfmonline.com