NDC Orders Minority MPs To Boycott Vetting Of Akufo-Addo’s Ministers | Politics



The Nationwide Democratic Congress has directed members of its parliamentary caucus to boycott the approval of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s ministerial nominees.

In a press release signed by the Normal Secretary of the Get together, Fifi Fiavi Kotey, the NDC requested its MPs to reject the nominees to save lots of the prices spent on the manager arm of presidency.

On this second of haircuts, an important factor the federal government can do is to do a ‘authorities haircut’. Our directive to the minority in parliament, we imagine strongly aligns with the real sentiments of most Ghanaians,” parts of the assertion learn.

President Akufo has nominated step-in ministers for his appointees who’ve resigned from their place.

The Appointments Committee of Parliament is anticipated to begin the vetting of those Ministers and Deputy Ministers nominated by the President from Monday, February 20, 2023.

Bagbin’s Announcement

Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, on Tuesday, February 7, 2023, introduced that President Nana Akufo-Addo had nominated the Member of Parliament for Adansi Asokwa, Okay.T. Hammond because the Minister for Commerce and Business to switch Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen who resigned in January this yr to focus on his presidential ambition with the Member of Parliament for Nhyiaeso, Dr Stephen Amoah serving as his deputy.

The Member of Parliament for Abetifi, Bryan Acheampong was additionally appointed because the Minister for Meals and Agriculture.

The transfer is a part of 4 new ministerial nominations, two elevations from deputy minister to Minister of State positions and one deputy ministerial reshuffle made by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

Additionally nominated by the President to be deputy Minister for the Commerce and Business sector is Dr Stephen Amoah, popularly generally known as ‘Sticka’, the Member of Parliament for Nhyiaeso in Kumasi and former CEO of the Microfinance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC).

That is amongst an inventory of different nominations, which have been despatched to Parliament for vetting and approval earlier than presidential appointment. 

NDC’s Place

However the largest opposition social gathering holds the view that contemplating the hardships within the nation, it will likely be expedient for the President to prune down his appointees, one thing which they imagine the President has turned a blind eye to.

The management of the NDC has, towards this backdrop, directed the Minority caucus in Parliament NOT to approve any of the brand new ministerial nominees and to additional push for a discount within the dimension of presidency to cut back the useless drain on scarce public assets,” the assertion added.

Learn hooked up the total assertion

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