-The Appointments Committee has approved and recommended the three nominees rejected by the NDC MPs on the committee
- They were approved by a majority vote count
- They were approved in addition to the others who were passed by both sides of the Appointments Committee.
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The Appointments Committee of Parliament has approved and recommended the nomination of Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, Hawa Koomson and Owusu Afriyie Akoto.
The Information, Food and Agriculture and Fisheries and Aquaculture designate ministers were approved by a majority decision of the appointments committee.
The three aforementioned designate ministers were approved in addition to the others who were passed by the Appointments Committee.
Others, including the Minister-designate of National Security, Interior, Defence, were also recommended for approval by consensus.
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 sectors supposed to be occupied by Oppong Nkrumah, Hawa Koomson, and 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.
In other news, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) wrote to the Electoral Commission (EC) demanding a refund of the filing fees its representatives paid for the 2020 Presidential and Parliamentary polls.
The party in a letter signed by its General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, and sighted by YEN.com.gh provided the commission an account number in which to refund the money.
Ghana’s electoral laws require the EC to refund filing fees to candidates who attain certain thresholds after polls.
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