Fact check: Akufo-Addo did not release list of Deputy Ministers

Fact check: Akufo-Addo did not release list of Deputy Ministers

- President Akufo-Addo has not released the list of Deputy Ministers

- There have been reports that the president released the list over the weekend

- But the presidency debunked the report

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has not released any list of Deputy Ministers contrary to reports.

Fact check: Akufo-Addo did not release list of Deputy Ministers
Fact check: Akufo-Addo did not release list of Deputy Ministers
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The presidency described as “fake” the reports carried by some section of the media as the president’s list of Deputy Ministers for his second term.

Some of the nominees in the said list are; Kwaku Kwarteng for Deputy Minister of Trade & Industries; Deputy Minister of Lands, Patrick Boamah, Deputy Minister of Communication & Digitalization, Richard Ahigbah, among others.

The Communications Director at the presidency, Eugene Arhin, said the purported list put out by Ghana Guardian is fake.

Meanwhile, finance Minister-designate, Ken Ofori-Atta was approved by the Appointments Committee of Parliament, YEN.com.gh gathered.

Ofori-Atta was approved by consensus after two days of vetting.

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Starr News reports that Ofori-Atta secured the votes of both minority and majority members of the committee.

Ofori-Atta's nomination will therefore be affirmed by Parliament later today, March 29, 2021, by voice vote.

The finance Minister-designate during his two days appearance before the committee took a dig at the former Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, describing his report on the controversial Agyapa transaction as “conjectures” that are inimical to growth.

Amidu said in his corruption and anti-corruption risk assessment report that there was reasonable suspicion of “bid-rigging and corruption” as well as the likelihood for “illicit financial flows and money laundering” in selecting the deal’s transaction advisor(s).

He resigned as the country’s special prosecutor following the report, citing threats to his life and a series of traumatic experiences.

Ofori-Atta said the decision by the former Attorney General and Minister of Justice to put out the report without allowing him to respond was a disservice to him.

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“I do not feel that we broke any rule and I think the AG will be able to give you a firm assessment on that. I think such conjectures are inimical to growth and do not help the kind of freedom of policy orientation and innovation that will require for this country to grow,” he stated.

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