New ministerial nominees to be vetted on March 5

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The Appointments Committee of Parliament will soon begin the vetting procedure for the newly nominated Ministers of State.

The nominee are expected to go through vetting sometime between Tuesday, March 5, 2024, and Tuesday, March 12, 2024.

On the first day of the vetting process, the committee will hear presentations from Andrew Egyapa Mercer, Minister-designate, Ministry of Tourism, Arts, and Culture; Lydia Seyram Alhassan, Minister-designate, Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources; Martin Adjei-Mensah Korsah, Minister-designate, Ministry of Local Government, Decentralization, and Rural Development; Ophelia Mensah Hayford, Minister-designate, Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology, and Innovation; and Darkoa Newman, Minister-designate, Ministry of Gender, Children, and Social Protection.

The following deputy ministers are scheduled to appear before the committee on the final day of the vetting process: Festus Awuah Kwofie, deputy minister-designate, Employment and Labour Ministry; Kingsley Nyarko, deputy minister-designate, Ministry of Education; and Musah Abdul Aziz Ayaba, deputy minister-designate, Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture and Development. Akwasi Konadu is the deputy minister-designate for the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources.

The others will also get their opportunity between the first and last days of the vetting.


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