March 11, 2017

Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrissu has appealed to President Akufo- Addo to quickly release his list of deputy ministers to end what he claims is the anxiety among some hopeful appointees.

According to him, the delay in announcing that list has left persons who are eyeing deputy ministerial positions very disturbed, as they are yet to know their fate.

The President has so far appointed his cabinet and regional ministers who have all been approved by parliament.

Speaking on the floor of Parliament on Friday, Haruna Iddrissu said the absence of deputy ministers is worrying and further urged the President to act as soon as possible.

“We are expecting that the full complement of the President’s deputy ministerial list will come so the anxiety that you are subjected to will end, and probably the accusation that you are removing and inserting names will end. Mr Speaker…we’re saying we’re expecting the full complement of the deputy ministerial list, if it does not even come with deputy ministers of state.”

Meanwhile, the Appointments Committee of Parliament will resume vetting of deputy regional ministers from next week Tuesday.