August 4, 2012

The Appointment Committee of Parliament has hinted that the Vice Presidential nominee, Mr. Paa Kwesi Amissah Arthur is likely to be approved on Monday 6th August by parliament.

This will be subsequent to his vetting on Monday morning, an event which several Ghanaians are expectant of has shown interest.

The issue of what procedure the vetting should take became a subject of controversy, as it was the view of a section of the public that it will be inappropriate to openly vet the nominee where he could be possibly be ridiculed since the office of the Vice Presidential is high.

However, the committee agreed on consensus to vet the nominee publicly to afford Ghanaians who do not know the nominee the opportunity of getting to know a bit more the man to assist the President to rule the nation.

The minority leader, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu who is the Vice chairman of the Appointment Committee said the committee is likely to present its report right after the vetting for the nominee to be approved by parliament the same day.

He noted that the issue of is being fast tracked because the President will need his vice immediately to assist him on his official duties, and also judging by the fact that, parliament has few days to rise but has to satisfy its responsibility of approving the VEEP nominee.

Kwadwo Anim/