Showdown expected as parliament debates Otiko's Approval today

Showdown expected as parliament debates Otiko's Approval today

Parliament is set to finally settle on Otiko Djaba's ministerial approval later Tuesday, and it is expected to be quite the debate.

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Last Friday, Otiko's approval was deferred to due her approval being halted by the minority's consensus not to accept her for the Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection.

Showdown as parliament debates Otiko's Approval today

Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu

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According to the minority, Otiko lacks the adequate character to effectively manage the ministry.

They also said that the minister-designate's failure to fulfill her National Service duty marks her as ineligible for the position.

Speaking to Joy News, the NDC Member of Parliament for Juaboso, Kwabena Mintah Akandoh said that the Minority is determined to refute any efforts by the Majority to push Otiko's approval forward.

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"I am hoping to see a very quality debate; I am hoping to hear something from them [Majority] like ‘this is our letter to waive the [mandatory] National Service requirement', but that will not be so good," he said.

However, the Majority leader, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu has attributed the Minority's refusal to accept Otiko's nomination to discrimination.

While the House is still divided at this time, with the Majority made up of 16 members and the Minority with only 10, it is likely they will have the higher odds against the Minority.

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Showdown as parliament debates Otiko's Approval today

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