The Appointments Committee of Parliament has rejected the appointment of Deputy Minister nominee for Education, Gifty Twum-Ampofo over unresolved issues on her approval during the vetting process
Members of the Committee were in disagreement over the approval of the nominee saying that, the decision was based on the fact that the nominee did not give satisfactory responses on her alleged bribery of New Patriotic Party delegates ahead of the party’s 2020 parliamentary primary.
“I’m therefore disappointed in the nominee’s lack of candour and what seems to be a conscience that is dead to the threat of bribery and corruption to our democracy,” MP for Tamale North, Alhasan Suhuyini said.
The House has, however, approved the nomination of eleven other nominees by consensus based on the recommendation of the Appointments Committee.
The approved nominees are:
Deputy Minister for Energy – Andrew Egyapa Mercer
Deputy Minister for Education – John Ntim Fordjour
Deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources – George Mireku Duker
Deputy Minister for Defence – Kofi Amankwaa-Manu
The rest are:
Deputy Minister for Interior – Naana Eyiah Quansah
Deputy Minister for Transport – Hassan Tampuli
Deputy Minister for Finance – John Kumah
Deputy Minister for Transport – Frederick Obeng Adom
Deputy Minister for Roads and Highways – Mavis Nkansah Boadu
Deputy Minister for Youth and Sports – Evans Opoku Bobbie, and
Deputy Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources – Issahaku Amidu Chinnia.