Professor Kwabena Frimpong Boateng has asked members of the Appointments Committee and the general public to desist from calling him ‘honourable’ because he doesn’t deserve the title.
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The Minister-designate for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation made this appeal when he appeared before the Appointments Committee of Parliament to be vetted on his role as the new minister.
According to the astute scientist, he is not to be called "honourable" since he was not a Member of the legislature.
He however pointed out that he wasn’t involved in unscrupulous acts.
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Speaking to the Chairman of the Committee, he said: “Mr. Chairman I don't know whether I'm honorable that is not to say I do dishonourable things.”
“I'm not an MP so I'm not permitted to carry that big position,” he added.
The title of honorable is used to address elected Members of Parliament but in recent time its been largely used to refer to ministers of state.