Parliament approves Otiko Djaba for Minister of Gender as NDC minority walks out

Parliament approves Otiko Djaba for Minister of Gender as NDC minority walks out

Parliament has approved the minister-nominee for Gender, Women, Children and Social Protection, Otiko Afisa Djaba by majority votes.

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LIVE: Parliament votes on Otiko Djaba approval as Minister of State

LIVE: Parliament votes on Otiko Djaba approval as Minister of State

The House last week deferred her approval, citing among other things, her refusal to apologise for describing former president John Mahama as “wicked” and “evil”.

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Speaking on the floor of Parliament last week, the minority leader, Haruna Iddrisu said Ms. Djaba’s approval had been rejected because she lacked the required attitude and temperament to front the ministry she is to head.

LIVE: Parliament votes on Otiko Djaba approval as Minister of State

LIVE: Parliament votes on Otiko Djaba approval as Minister of State

152 Members of Parliament voted “YES” in favour of the approval of Madam Otiko.

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The House has also approved the nominations of Joe Ghartey, Ursula Owusu, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu, Catherine Afeku, and Prof Gyan Baffour by consensus.

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