Members of Parliament worry over inefficiency in the responsibilities of some of President Mahama’s newly appointed ministers.The vetting committee which conducts screening for the new ministerial appointees has revealed that most of them are not diligent enough, as they have been found wanting in many aspects.
The committee pointed out that there were a lot of conflicting issues in the Curriculum Vitae (CV)s of these appointees, as some of them were asked to re-submit their CV’s to the committee. The vetting committee of the parliament are disturbed because the positions to be manned by these appointees require a lot of diligence.
There were many gaps and sometimes overlaps and seeming conflict in the CV’s submitted, and the nominees were requested to re-submit their CV’s,” a document from the Vetting Committee read.
The vetting committee urged the new appointees to exercise diligence in their responsibilities if they are finally appointed by the house.
President Mahama reshuffled his ministers and nominated new ones earlier in January. The parliament vetting committee is to screen the nominees for final approval. So far, the vetting committee has vetted about seven of them and has recommended their approval.
The following appointees have been vetted and approved by the committee:
1.Albert Abongo – Upper East Regional Minister designate.
2. John Alexander Ackon – Ashanti Regional Minister designate
3. Edwin Nii Lantey Vanderpuye – Minister of Youth and Sports designate
4. Kweku Rickets Hagan – Central Regional Minister designate
5. Abdallah Abubakari – Northern Regional Minister designate
6. Prosper Douglas Bani – Minster of Interior designate
7. Mavis Ama Frimpong – Eastern Regional Minister designate
There had been rumours that the president appointed and reshuffled new ministers from the initial reshuffles done. But a statement from the Flagstaff House dismissed those rumours regarding them as ‘false’.