FULL TEXT: Why Minority deferred 5, rejected 3 of President’s ministerial nominees

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The 13 members of the minority on Parliament’s Appointment Committee have voted against the approval of 3 of the President’s ministerial nominees.

The minority has also caused the deferment of a decision on five of the nominees.

Due to the equal numbers held by the majority and the minority which has reflected on the committee, the minority’s position equates to an outright lack of consensus on the affected nominees.

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For those whose nominations have been disapproved, their nomination will be tabled before the entire house for a secret balloting to determine their fate.

Those whose nominations have been frozen will also have to meet certain requirements before the committee will take its decision.

The 3 nominees who have been rejected are Information Minister-designate Kojo Oppong Nkrumah; Minister-designate for Fisheries and Aquaculture, Mavis Hawa Koomson and Minister-designate for Food Agriculture, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto.

Those whose approval or otherwise have been deferred are Communication Minister nominee, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful; Railway Minister nominee, John Peter Amewu; Roads Minister nominee, Kwasi Amoako-Attah; Attorney General and Minister of Justice nominee, Godfred Dame and Health Minister nominee, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu.

Read the Minority’s reason for its position on each nominee below:

 

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Ellis Ferdinand is the Founder of Education Ghana Media Network ,a parent Company of EducationGhana.net ,an Online Education News Blog and Education Television, an Online Digital Television Channel. Ellis Ferdinand is a Graduate of Accra College of Education and the University of Cape Coast respectively, where he obtained a Diploma In Basic Education and a Bachelor of Education in Accounting. Awards Ellis Ferdinand won Blogger of the Year at the 2018 National Students’ Awards and was also adjudged 14th Best Ghanain Blogger in 2018 among Top 50 Ghanaian Bloggers of 2018. He introduced the Concept of Education Blogging in Ghana in 2014 with his famous blog EducationGhana.net. His Blog won Best Media Promoting Education in 2017, 2018 and 2019 respectively, an Award organized by Neogenics Education Consult. In 2019, He was adjudged the Most Promising West African Blogger of the Year in Nigeria.
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