Minister-designate in charge of foreign affairs, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, seems to have shocked some members of the vetting committee when she confessed of having not done her national service.
But the shock was not far-lived as the eloquent minister designate and member of parliament for Anyaa-Sowotuom explained that the law for national service to be mandatory came into effect a year after she had graduated.
“I did not do national service…the law came into effect a year after I left school,” Mrs. Ayorkor Botchwey told the vetting committee,” she revealed
Ghana’s national service is enjoined in the 1992 Constitution with defaulters liable to face jail sentences.
Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey’s turn before the vetting committee saw her answer various questions from Ghana’s foreign policy, difficulty in the acquisition of passports, the controversial Gitmo duo development among others.