April 5, 2017

The Minority NDC MPs serving on the Appointments Committee, have boycotted the vetting of deputy ministers which is currently ongoing at the New Block of the Parliament of Ghana.

The NDC MPs led by their leader, Hon. Haruna Iddrisu, Friday, March 31, 2017, served notice that they will not sit beyond Tuesday’s vetting as well as Wednesday’s sitting in the Chamber.

It was also originally advertised that the Appointments Committee will break the vetting of deputy ministers on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, and continue when the House is in recess.

MP for North Tongu, Samuel Okujeto Ablakwa told journalists of the Parliamentary Press Corps that the Majority Side of the House wants to rush things by forcing them to vet all the 54 ministers of state and deputy ministers.

According to him, because they want to do due diligence in the vetting process, they have decided not to be part of the exercise until the return to the original schedule.

“We don’t want to be part of the rush and don’t want to be part in doing shoddy work,” he noted.