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Thanks for thorough scrutiny of ministerial nominees, approvals – Akufo-Addo to Parliament

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The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has thanked Parliament for the thorough manner its Appointments Committee scrutinised his ministerial nominees.

Delivering the first State of the Nation Address (SONA) in his second term on Tuesday, he also thanked the law-making body of the country for approving his nominees.

“The commencement of this process has been facilitated by members of this House, and I am thankful to you for enabling government to be duly constituted.

“The expeditious and thorough manner in which my Ministers were scrutinised by the Appointments Committee, and the approval by the full House of each of the 29 substantive Ministers, for me, was an indication of the collective determination of both sides of the House, with mutual regard for each other, to work together for the good of the country,” he said.

According to the president, that is what the Ghanaians demand from those in governance by insisting on virtual parity in the House between the two major parties; NDC and NPP.

President Akufo-Addo said the realisation of the Ghana Project, and not the attainment of narrow partisan interests, must be the guiding principle of the business to be conducted in the House.

29 out of his 30 appointees have so far been vetted and sworn in for various portfolios.

The Finance Minister-designate Ken Ofori-Atta has asked permission from the Chairman of the Appointments Committee to be vetted upon his return from the US.

He left for the US to seek medical review due to Covid-19 complications.

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