The appointment committee of Parliament has begun vetting of ministerial appointees.
The ministers and deputy minister will be vetted by the Appointments Committee of Parliament within two days.
The exercise will run concurrently with activities of the third week of the first meeting of the third session of the eighth Parliament.
Today, the committee will vet K.T Hammond who has been nominated for the position of Minister of Trade and Industry; Bryan Acheampong, for the position of Minister of Food and Agriculture, and Stephen Asamoah Boateng, nominated for the position of Minister of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs.
Tomorrow, Dr. Mohammed Anim Adam will come under the scrutiny of the committee for the position of Minister of State at the Finance Ministry; Osei Bonsu Amoah for the position of Minister of Local Government, Rural Development and Decentralisation and Dr Stephen Amoah for the position of Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry.
Meanwhile, the Leadership of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has directed the Minority caucus in Parliament not to approve any of the new ministerial nominees as vetting of the nominees is scheduled for today February 20, 2023.
This according to the leadership of the NDC is a move to ensure a reduction in the size of government.
A statement signed and issued by the General Secretary of the NDC, Fifi Fiavi Kwetey said the party had long expressed concern over the large size of the current government and shared the views of most Ghanaians, including civil society organizations, that it must be reduced bearing in mind the current economic crisis, the country has been plunged into by the government.
“Despite numerous appeals, President Akufo- Addo has quite characteristically, remained adamant and tone deaf. The leadership of the NDC, has, against this backdrop, directed the Minority caucus in Parliament NOT to approve any of the new ministerial nominees,” it said.
Below is the statement