Live update: Appointments C'ttee set to vet three more ministerial nominees

The Appointment Committee of Parliament is set to scrutinise three of President Akufo-Addo’s nominees for ministerial positions.

Minister-designate for Agriculture Dr. Osei Afriyie Akoto, Education minister-designate Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh and Health minister-designate Kwaku  Agyemang Manu  are expected to take their turn inside the halls of Parliament.



Dr. Osei Afriyie Akoto’s nomination has irked anti-GMO elements who have suggested that the nominee could be used to push special interest from powerful GMO corporations. The Kwadaso MP has been friends with the President since childhood.

 

Matthew Opoku Prempeh, described by Akufo-Addo as a very independent-minded person is expected to face questions on a key promise by the NPP government to introduce free Senior High School.

A former Minority spokesman on health in parliament, the medical doctor’s posting to Education ministry surprised many who believed his background as doctor should have earned him a place at the Health ministry.

But justifying his choice, Akufo-Addo said at his presentation, ‘people would have thought that as a doctor he should go to Health. But that is not my view’.

 

Dormaa Central MP Kwaku  Agyemang Manu and an accountant by profession

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