The Appointments Committee of Parliament will continue vetting for Deputy Ministerial nominees later today, Tuesday, June 8, 2021.
The committee will vet four nominees today.
They will begin with Deputy Minister-Designate for Youth and Sports, Evans Opoku Bobie, Deputy Minister-Designate of Employment and Labour Relations, Bright Wireko-Brobby, Deputy Minister-designate for Defence, Kofi Amankwah-Manu, and Deputy Minister-designate for Roads and Highway, Mavis Nkansah-Boadu.
The exercise is expected to end on the 15th of June.
So far, about 14 of the nominees have been vetted by the committee.
President Akufo-Addo submitted the list of nominees to the Speaker of Parliament on April 21, 2021.
Ten of the nominees are women.
The list also featured first-time Members of Parliament like Hassan Tampuli and John Ampontuah Kumah.
A number of Ministers also maintained their portfolios from President Akufo-Addo’s first term, including Abena Osei-Asare at the Finance Ministry, Mohammed Amin Adam, William Owuraku Aidoo at the Energy Ministry, Osei Bonsu Amoah at the Local Government, Decentralisation & Rural Development, and Tina Mensah at the Health Ministry, among others.
In addition, a former deputy Minister of Finance, Charles Adu-Boahen, was also nominated as the Minister of State at the Ministry of Finance and has been vetted accordingly.