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Minority in Parliament demands vetting of Akufo-Addo’s reassigned ministers

February 17, 2024
South Dayi, Rockson Nelson Dafeamekpor
South Dayi MP Rockson Nelson Dafeamekpor

The Minority in is calling for the vetting of five Ministers of State who have been reassigned by President Akufo-Addo to other ministries.

The caucus argues that despite Ghanaian laws stipulating that reassigned ministers are not required to undergo re-vetting, the circumstances surrounding the President's announcement necessitate parliamentary scrutiny.

According to Member of Parliament for South Dayi, , the President initially relieved the ministers of their portfolios with immediate effect, making it imperative for their reassignments to be subjected to parliamentary vetting.

Dafeamekpor emphasized, “Those persons' appointments were revoked by the president, and their re-assignment must be subjected to parliamentary scrutiny.”

He further stated that failure to comply with this demand would lead the caucus to seek legal interpretation from the .

The President's reshuffle, announced on Wednesday, February 14, saw reassigned to the , to the Interior Ministry, Francis Asenso-Boakye to Roads and Highways, to the Ministry, as Minister of State at the Office of the President, and Abdulai Abanga as a deputy minister at the Local Government, Decentralization, and Rural Development.

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