Kate Addo, parliaments Acting Director of Public Affairs, has missed popular reports stating that parliaments Appointments Committee has recommended for approval eight (8) out of the thirteen (13) ministerial nominees who've appeared before it for vetting so far.
Parliament's Appointment Committee begun the ministerial vetting process on Friday, January 23rd, 2017, and has seen 13 designate-designated ministers out of the full 36 nominees chosen by President Nana Akufo-Addo.
In recent days reports from various media houses have it that parliament has it that parliament has only recommended 8 out of the 13 ministerial nominees vetted so far, holding back 5 already vetted nominees who allegedly didn't get the green light from the parliamentary sub-comittee.
According to the reports, Senior Minister-designate Yaw Osafo Marfo, and Energy Minister-designate Boakye Agyarko, among three others, were among those yet to get the nod from parliament's Appointments Committee.
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In an interview with Ghanaweb Acting Director of Publif Affairs, Kate Addo, described these reports as false and sought to make certain clarifications.
“There’s a way that parliament does its work, when a committee is charged to do anything, when the Committee finishes its work, it presents a report to the main house. When the report is laid in the house it’s discussed and adopted or not. If a committee has done its work and it hasn’t gone through the process any reports on that is just a mere conjecture”
According to her, any report that purports to represent the work of a parliamentary sub-committee must have been laid before the main house (plenary), discussed, and subsequently adopted. Once a report has undergone these processes that it can be said to represent the work of a parliamentary committee. Otherwise, it is still mere conjecture.
“Once the report is not before parliament if anybody has it, it will not be an official report of parliament, so it will not represent the work of parliament. it may be true it may not be but it will not represent the work of parliament”.