December 18, 2014

Parliament has approved the nomination of Dr. Kwabena Donkor as the Minister of Power during its sitting on Thursday.

Dr. Kwabena Donkor who is also the Member of Parliament for Pru East, was vetted by the Appointments Committee of Parliament on Monday December 15, 2014.

His nomination by President John Mahama to head the new ministry comes in the wake of the persisting energy crisis facing the country.

Speaker of Parliament, Edward Doe Adjaho in announcing Dr. Donkor’s approval on the floor of Parliament reminded him that “so much is expected” of him as the Power sector minister.

A statement signed by the Chairman of the Appointments Committee of Parliament Barton Oduro indicated that “the Committee is satisfied that nominee [Dr. Kwabena Donkor] is suitable to be appointed as nominated”.

As an energy expert and the Chairman of the Energy Committee of Parliament, Dr Donkor is expected to bring to bear his vast knowledge in addressing the current power crisis bedeviling the country.