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Parliament’s appointments committee to commence vetting of newly nominated ministers, deputies ministers

Starting today, Tuesday, March 5, Parliament’s Appointments Committee will initiate the vetting process for the recently nominated ministers and deputy ministers.

Scheduled to run until Tuesday, March 12, the vetting process will involve a comprehensive assessment of each nominee’s qualifications and suitability for their respective roles.

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Among the initial nominees set to undergo vetting is Andrew Egyapa Mercer, who has been designated as the Tourism Minister. Following him will be Lydia Seyram Alhassan, nominated for the Sanitation and Water Resources Ministry.

Subsequently, Martin Adjei-Mensah Korsah, the nominee for the Local Government Ministry, and Ophelia Mensah Hayford, designated for the Environment, Science, and Technology Ministry, will face scrutiny by the committee.

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The day’s proceedings will conclude with the vetting of Dakoa Newman, who is designated for the Gender and Social Protection Ministry.

President Akufo-Addo’s recent cabinet reshuffle, announced on February 14, led to approximately 12 current ministers being affected, including 10 cabinet members and two regional ministers. Notably, Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta was among those relieved of their positions.

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The timetable is outlined below:

Tuesday, March 5:

9 am: Andrew Egyapa Mercer, Minister-designate for the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture
10 am: Lydia Seyram Alhassan, Minister-designate for the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources
11 am: Martin Adjei-Mensah Korsah, Minister-designate for the Ministry of Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Development
12 pm: Ophelia Mensah Hayford, Minister-designate for the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation
2 pm: Darkoa Newman, Minister-designate for the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection

Thursday, March 7:

9 am: Dr Bernard Okoe Boye, Minister-designate for the Ministry of Health
10 am: Titus Glover, Minister-designate for the Greater Accra Region
11 am: Fatimatu Abubakar, Minister-designate for the Ministry of Information
2 pm: Daniel Machator, Minister-designate for the Oti Region

Friday, March 9:

9 am: Dr Benjamin Sekyere Yeboah, Deputy Minister-designate for the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection
10 am: Sylvester Tetteh, Deputy Minister-designate for the Ministry of Information
11 am: Charles Acheampong, Deputy Minister-designate for the Ministry of Communication and Digitalisation
12 pm: Adelaide Ntim, Deputy Minister-designate for the Ministry of Health
2 pm: Alexander Akwasi Acquah, Deputy Minister-designate for the Health Ministry

Monday, March 11:

9 am: Vincent Ekow Assafuah, Deputy Minister-designate for the Ministry of Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Development
10 am: John Kobina Sanie, Deputy Minister-designate for the Energy Ministry
10 am: Collins Adomako Mensah, Deputy Minister-designate at the Energy Ministry
12 pm: Dr Prince Hamidu Armah, Deputy Minister-designate for the Works and Housing Ministry

Tuesday, March 12:

9 am: Kingsley Nyarko, Deputy Minister-designate for the Education Ministry
10 am: Festus Awuah Kwofie, Deputy Minister-designate for the Employment and Labour Ministry
11 am: Akwasi Konadu, Deputy Minister-designate for the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources
12 pm: Musah Abdul Aziz Ayaba, Deputy Minister-designate for the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture and Development

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