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Parliament approves nine-member Reconstituted Appointments Committee

February 22, 2024
Parliament approves reconstituted membership of Appointments Committee
Parliament of Ghana

has given its nod to the reconstituted membership of the Appointments Committee, a crucial body tasked with vetting presidential appointees, to ensure the smooth functioning of the House.

The approval of the report from the Committee of Selection aligns with Article 103 of the 1992 Constitution and Order 204 (2) of the revised Standing Orders of the House. Following the procedures outlined in Order 205 of the revised Standing Orders, the Committee convened to compose the Appointments Committee, adhering to Orders 216 and 217.

Mr. Joseph Osei-Owusu, the First Deputy Speaker and Member of Parliament for assumes the chairmanship of the nine-member Appointments Committee. Serving as the Vice Chair is Mr. Afenyo-Markin, who also holds the position of Deputy Majority Leader. Other members from the majority side include Frank Annor-Dompreh, Majority Chief Whip, Samuel Attah-Akyea, MP for Abuakwa South, and Gifty Twum-Ampofo, MP for .

Representing the Minority side, Dr. Cassiel Ato Baah Forson leads the committee, with members including Emmanuel , Deputy Minority Leader, Governs Kwame Agbodza, Minority Whip, and Elizabeth Ofosu-Agyare, MP for North.

During its deliberations, the Committee adhered to the formula established by the House on January 15, 2021, for committee membership composition. Additionally, the Committee was guided by Article 103(5) of the 1992 Constitution and Order 209 of the Standing Orders, which emphasize the importance of reflecting diverse opinions within Parliament in committee compositions.

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