The Appointments Committee of Parliament have come out with the official timetable for vetting of the first batch of ministers which will commence on Friday, 20 January.
The committee which will be chaired by First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Joseph Osei Owusu, will vet the Senior Minister-designate Yaw Osafo Marfo first, followed by the National Security Minister-designate Albert Kan-Dapaah, Finance Minister-designate Ken Ofori-Atta and Defence Minister-designate Dominic Nitiwul.
Attorney-General & Justice Minister-designate Gloria Akuffo and Minister-designate for the Interior, Ambrose Dery, will also take their turn the next day.
On Monday, 23 January, the Committee will have the chance to screen Minister-designate of Local Government & Rural Development Hajia Alima Mahama, Minister-designate of Trade and Industry Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen, Minister-designate of Agriculture Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto and Minister-designate of Energy, Boakye Agyarko.
Minister-designate of Foreign Affairs, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway; Minister-designate of Education, Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh; and Minister-designate for Health, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu will take their turn on Tuesday, 24 January 2017.
The Committee is, therefore, requesting for written memoranda on the nominees from the general public. The memoranda should reach parliament not later than Thursday, 19 January 2017.