- NDC MPs on the Appointments Committee outrightly rejected some three ministers designate
-They rejected the President’s nominees for Information, Fisheries, and Agriculture ministries
- The three were rejected for various reasons based on their performance at the vetting
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The members of parliament from the side of the National Democratic Congress, NDC on the Appointments Committee outrightly rejected some three ministers designate.
After they voted on the vetting done so far, they, on Monday, March 1, 2021, unanimously rejected the President’s nominees for Information, Fisheries, and Agriculture ministries.
The three aforementioned portfolios supposed to be occupied by Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, Mavis Hawa Koomson, and Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto respectively were rejected for various reasons.
The NDC MPs led by a Ranking Member on the Committee, Haruna Iddrisu, with one accord decided to reject three out of the 30 candidates nominated by Akufo-Addo to be vetted.
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In a report filed by Joy News, the Information minister-designate, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, was rejected on his unsatisfactory answers to questions with regard to his private business, untruthfulness, and suspected dealings with MX24 GH.
Mavis Hawa Koomson, the information minister-designate for fisheries and Aquaculture was also turned down for her gun-shooting incident in her constituency during the registration period prior to the 2020 elections.
The NDC MPs believe that her violent act cannot be sanctioned by a ministerial appointment.
They have, therefore, rejected her nomination.
Lastly, Afriyie Akoto, the Minister-designate for Food and Agriculture was rejected on grounds of singlehandedly cancelling a horticulture contract with the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority on January 11, 2021.
According to the minority, the cancellation was not supposed to have been authorised by him since he was just a caretaker at the ministry at the time he canceled the contract., which will lead to a $50 million judgment debt for the country.
Their nomination will however be presented to Parliament for a vote following their rejection.
He took the first jab for the COVID-19 vaccine at the 37 Military Hospital with his wife Rebecca.
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