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    Parliament to vote on new Akufo-Addo ministerial appointees after heated debate

    After over 3 hours of suspension of proceedings on Thursday, March 23, Parliament will be back on Friday to determine the fate of the recent ministerial nominations of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

    There was heated exchanges regarding the report of the Appointments Committee on the recent vetting of the nominees.

    While the Majority pressed home the demand for the report to be taken on Thursday evening, the Minority members on the Committee denied knowledge of the report, asking for more time to study it.

    This led the House to suspend proceedings to allow the Minority Group study the 63-page report for the debate.

    After the debate, Speaker Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin postponed putting the question on the motion for the approval or otherwise of the nominees.

    “The question will be put tomorrow [Friday, March 24]. I proceed to accordingly adjourn the House till tomorrow at 10 in the forenoon.”

    The nominees include KT Hammond for Trade and Industry, Bryan Acheampong for Food and Agriculture, Stephen Asamoah Boateng for Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs, OB Amoah as Minister of State for Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Development, Dr Mohammen Amin Anta as Minister of State for Finance and Stephen Amoah as Deputy Trade and Industry Minister.

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