November 6, 2018
A five member delegation from Kenya’s Parliament had visited Ghana’s Parliament to observe workings of Ghana’s Appointment Committee, which vetted the first reshuffled Ministers and Deputy Ministers of President Nana Akufo-Addo.

They are Khatib A. Nwashefai leader of the delegation, David Ote Sankok nominated, Joshua Kimile elected, Lilian Chepto Tomi Tom elected and Lidiya Haika elected.

In an interview with the leader of the delegation Khatib A. Nwashefai, he noted that the delegation was in Ghana to observe the workings of Ghana’s Appointment Committee in the recent reshuffle made by the President.

He further pointed out that, Ghana runs a system different from what his country does and they had to learn from a different jurisdiction and added that in their case Ministers are from outside Parliament whiles Ghana had hybrid system.

The delegation had the opportunity to attend the vetting of the Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, who at the time was a Deputy Minister of Information.  And also observed the vetting of the Upper East Regional Minister, Paulina Tangoba Abayage   then Ghana’s Ambassador Italy.

Mr. Khatib A. Nwashefai noted that they wanted to know how, “hot the seat is as a Member of Parliament and coming outside the House, again being vetted by your colleagues I believe is quite different”, he pointed out.

It is a great opportunity for us from Kenya to know how Ghana goes about its vetting,  we manage to get some session that have been very educative to us; this is a committee to bench mark how  Parliaments works in other jurisdictions, he said.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/