The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for the Abuakwa South Constituency and Member of Parliament’s vetting committee Mr. Samuel Atta Akyea, has criticized the line of questioning of his colleagues during the vetting process.
According to him, a number of the questions posed do not meet the standard questioning style of parliament, as they seem more interested in degrading the nominees rather than determining whether they are a right fit for the job.
Speaking on Ultimate FM's breakfast show, Mr Atta Akyea said, "In some cases there are always a multiplicity of questions and personality instead of trying to elicit answers from the nominee about his/her competence on the area he/she will occupy."
While expressing hope that members of the committee will follow the guidelines of the vetting and not swing into matters that do not concern the vetting committee, he urged the nominees to be mindful of their conduct, and avoid any form of disrespect to the committee.
Mr. Samuel Atta Akyea who faced the 26-member committee on Tuesday as Minister-Designate for Housing stated prior to his vetting that he did not expect leniency just because he was a member of the committee.
“I am not intimidated at all that I am meeting the committee today. I will give the answers to the best of my ability and ensure that I convinced them on why I am the best for the job. I know they will not deal leniently with me as they will ask me very tough questions”, he said.