Parliament begins vetting of Mahama’s ministerial appointees Monday

The Legislature will Monday begin vetting President John Mahama’s ministerial nominees in accordance with its oversight role of the Executive.

Minister designate for Youth and Sports, Edwin Nii Lante Vanderpuye, Upper East Region minister designate, Albert Adongo and Central Region minister designate, Kweku Rickett Hagan, will begin the process that will also vet four other appointees over the next three days.

Parliament’s Appointment Committee would be seeking to establish the suitability of the nominees for the job.

President John Mahama reshuffled his ministers last month , a move that saw former Chief of Staff, Prosper Douglas Bani, making a comeback into the mainstream of his administration as minister designate for the Interior.

The President also appointed a Management and Integrated Rural Development Specialist, Kenneth Wujangi, as a Deputy Chief of Staff (Operations) at the Flagstaff House.

Parliament has asked the appointees appearing for the vetting process to come to the House with up to 10 people to support them.

A member of the Appointments Committee and the Majority Chief Whip, Mohammed Muntaka Mubarak, explains the specification for the number of supporters for nominees is ensure order in the House.

“If any appointee comes with more than ten people, we are not going to vet him”, he said.

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