February 2, 2017

The nomination of Ms. Otiko Afisa Djaba as Minister designated to the Gender, Children and Social Protection Ministry is expected to face stiff opposition from the Minority NDC Caucus as the House resumes sittings on Friday.

Six nominees, according to the Third Report of the Appointments Committee, have by consensus from both Majority and Minority Members on the committee, been recommended for approval as Ministers to the various ministries they have been designated to by the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

The report has however, recommended to the House to approve the nomination of Ms. Otiko Djaba by majority decision following dissenting views by the Minority members on the Commiittee.

“At the Public Hearing to consider their nominations, all the nominations demonstrated that they have the intellectual capacity, skill, experience and requisite training to occupy the offices to which they had been nominated.”

“This notwithstanding, the Minority Members of the Committee have indicated that they will not support the nomination of Ms. Otiko Afisah Djaba, Minister-designate for Gender, Children and Social Protection. Hence, the Committee’s recommendation that her nomination be approved by a majority decision,” the Committee’s report in part reads.

Ms Djaba’s fate is therefore, expected to be determined by majority decision of members at the plenary when the House resumes sitting today.