The Minority in Parliament is demanding that four Deputy ministerial nominees appear before the Appointments Committee to be vetted again before they are approved for their various portfolios.
The four nominees are Martin Adjei Mensah Korsah, Deputy Minister for Local Government, Decentralization, and Lariba Zuewira Abudu, a Deputy Minister-Designate for Gender, Children, and Social Protection.
The two others are Amidu Issahaku Chinnia and Diana Asonaba Dapaah who have been nominated as Deputy Ministers-Designate for Sanitation and Water Resources and Office of the Attorney-General and Justice respectively.
According to sources, the Minority is making the demand over concerns that the four were vetted only by the majority Members of Parliament on the committee.
The four nominees appeared before the committee on Friday, June 11, 2021, when some committee members, mostly from the minority, were not present at the sitting due to their involvement in the ‘Green Ghana Day’ tree planting exercise.
The Minority is therefore asking that all four nominees are vetted once again, with their side and the Majority in full attendance.
They have also threatened to boycott the proceedings when the report on the four is presented on the floor of the house without their request being met.