NDC to block ‘thieves’ from becoming ministers – Asiedu Nketia
The National Democratic Congress’ General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia popularly called General Mosquito has given the clear indication that the NDC will block thieves from becoming ministers.
The NDC’s Members of Parliament boycotted the swearing of President Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo-Addo on 7th January, 2021 because their flagbearer John Dramani Mahama is currently at the Supreme Court challenging the declaration of the NPP candidate as winner of the 2020 Presidential election.
Following the boycott of the swearing in ceremony of the President, many Ghanaians have been asking if the NDC MPs will participate in the vetting of the Ministers that will be appointed by President Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
Responding to the questions of whether the National Democratic Congress’ Members of Parliament will participate in the vetting of ministerial nominees, Mr. Johnson Asiedu Nketia indicated that they will participate in the process.
According to Mr. Johnson Asiedu Nketia, the NDC Members of Parliament will participate in the vetting process because the process is not only meant for approving ministerial position nominees.
The NDC’s General Secretary further added that, vetting of persons nominated for ministerial positions by the President is also meant to block thieves from becoming ministers of state.
Speaking during a press conference organized by the National Democratic Congress, Mr. Johnson Asiedu Nketia said;
“Someone asked whether our side will
participate in the vetting of ministers. Yes, we will participate, because the vetting is not only meant to approve ministers. It is also meant to block thieves from becoming ministers.”
The 8th Parliament of the fourth Republic was duly constituted on 7th January, 2021 with the house comprising 137 NDC MPs and 137 NPP MPs with one independent Member of Parliament from the fomena Constituency.
SOURCE : Talkingdrum.com.gh