Hon. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, the Information Minister Designate and Hon. Mavis Hawa Koomson, Minister-designate for Fisheries and Aquaculture have been rejected by the Minority members on the appointments Committee.
Agricultural Specialist Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, the Minister-designate for Food and Agriculture, has also been rejected by the Minority members citing arrogance on the part of the nominee.
In Oppong Nkrumah’s case, the minority members accused him of inciting the Supreme Court against a member of the legal team of the petitioners, Dominic Ayine, who was cited for contempt in the ongoing election petition.
The most obvious is Hawa Koomson whose rejection the Minority Members said it was based on incompetence.
However, twenty-two ministerial nominees of President Akufo-Addo have been unanimously approved by the Appointments Committee of Parliament, according to a correspondent for Starr Fm.
The committee is also demanding clarification on five others while the three rejected may require majority decision via voting on the floor of Parliament.
The Minority side of the Appointments Committee will officially be communicated to the appropriate authorities to reveal the approval they need with regard to the remaining five nominees of President Akufo-Addo.
The approval of the Roads and Highways minister-designate, Kwesi Amoako-Atta, the Minister-designate for Communications and Digitization, Ursula Owusu Ekuful, and the Health Minister-designate are hanging in the balance.
The clarification of John Peter Amewu, the former Minister for Energy who supervised the PDS deal and has been nominated by the President Akufo-Addo to serve as the Minister for Railways Development and the Attorney General and Minister for Justice designate are also on hold.
Source: Starr Fm Online