“Be very careful, things won’t be pleasant” – Nelson Defeamekpor cautions Nana Akufo Addo’s Ministerial nominees
Hon. Rockson Nelson Dafeamekpor has cautioned President Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s Minister designates ahead of vetting.
According to the South Dayi Member of Parliament, the persons nominated by President Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo-Addo to become ministers of state must be very very careful about making unguarded comments about their Vetting.
Hon. Rockson Nelson Dafeamekpor also added that the membership of the vetting committee as constituted by the current Parliament has never happened in the history of Ghana and that this is the first of it kind.
The law maker explained that, the current Parliamentary vetting committee which is made up of twenty six (26) Member has thirteen (13) NDC MPs and (13) NPP MPs with a 12:13 vote pattern must make every pompous Nominee sober.
In a tweet, Hon. Rockson Nelson Dafeamekpor said;
“Let those Nominees who are making unguarded comments about their Vetting be very very careful. This particular Vetting Committee has never been seen in our history. A 13:13 membership with a 12:13 vote pattern must make every pompous Nominee sober. Things won’t be pleasant ohhh”
Let those Nominees who are making unguarded comments about their Vetting be very very careful. This particular Vetting Committee has never been seen in our history. A 13:13 membership with a 12:13 vote pattern must make every pompous Nominee sober. Things won’t be pleasant ohhh
— Rockson-Nelson Dafeamekpor, Esq. MP. (@etsedafeamekpor) January 23, 2021
On 21st January, 2021, President Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo-Addo submitted a list of his Ministerial nominees to the Parliament of Ghana.
As required by law, the Parliament of Ghana under the leadership of RT. Hon. Alban Sumana Kingsley Bagbin has put together a 26 Member vetting committee to vet the President’s nominees.
Below is the list of Persons Nominated by President Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo-Addo to become Ministers in his second term.
- National security – Albert Kan Dapaa
- Trade and Industry – Alan Kyeremateng
- Finance – Ken Ofori-Atta
- Defence – Dominic Nitiwu, MP
- Interior – Hon. Ambrose Dery, MP
- Foreign Affairs and Regional integration – Shirey Ayorkor Botchwey
- Attorney General and Minister for Justice – Godfred Dame
- Local Government, Decentralisation & Rural Development – Hon. Dan Botwe
- Parliamentary Affairs – Hon. Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu
- Communications and Digitalisation – Hon. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful.
- Food and Agriculture – Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto
- Energy – Hon. Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh
- Education – Hon. Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwunm
- Health – Hon, Kwaku Agyemang Manu
- Lands and Natural Resources – Hon. samuel Abdulai Jinapor, MP
- Roads and Highways –
- Works and Housing – Hon. Francis Asenso Boakye, MP
- Transport – Kwaku Ofori Asiamah
- Fisheries and Aquaculture Development – Hon. Mavis Hawa Koomson, MP
- Railway Development – Hon. John Peter Amewu
- Sanitation and Water Resources – Cecilia Abena Dapaah
- Tourism, Arts and Culture – Awal Mohammed
- Gender, Children and Sodal Protection – Sårah Adwoa Safo, MP
- Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs – Hon. Ebenezer Kojo Kum, MP
- Environment, Science, Technology & Innovation – Hon. Dr. Kwaku Afriyie, MP
- Employment and Labour Relations – Hon. Ignatius Baffuor Awuah, MP
- Information – Hon. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, MP
- Youth and Sports – Hon. Mustapha Yussif, MP
- Public Enterprises – Hon. Joseph Cudjoe, MP
- Works and Housing (Minister of State) – Hon. Freda Prempeh, MP
Below is President Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s Nominees for Regional Minister Positions
- Ahafo – George Boakye
- Ashanti – Simon Osei-Mensah
- Bono East – Adu Gyan
- Central – Justina Marigold Assan
- Eastern – Seth Acheampong
- Greater Accra – Hon. Heny Quartey, MP
- Northern – Shani Alhassan Saibu
- North East – Yidana Zakaria
- Oti – Joseph Makubu
- Savannah – Saeed Muhazu Jibril
- Uppercase East – Stephen Yakubu
- Upper West – Dr. Hafiz Bin Salih
- Volta – Dr. Archibald Yao Letsa
- Western – Hon. Kwabena Okyere Darko Mensah, MP
- Western North – Richard Obeng
- Bono – Justina Owusu-Banahene