February 23, 2021

Ranking member of the Appointment Committee, Haruna Iddrisu objected to vetting of Minister-designate Joseph Cudjoe for Public Enterprises, where there was a stand steel as he questioned the legitimacy of the portfolio.

According to the Minority Leader he does not know of any Ministry called Public Enterprises and hence cannot quiz the nominee on it.

He asked the Chairman of the Committee, Joseph Osei-Owusu, to get in touch with the Presidency to get them a formal correspondence regarding the Public Enterprises Ministry.

“Even if it takes midnight with correspondence from the Presidency, we will be here to work. As we proceed, there is no Ministry of Public Enterprises, and our hands are tied because we should be assessing him based on the role he is going to play,” Haruna Iddrisu said on Tuesday, February 23, 2021.

The Majority side, however, wanted the vetting to go on while the Presidency is consulted thereafter.

After a while, the Chairman of the Committee agreed to take a break to consult and resolve the issue.  The vetting however resumed after fifteen minutes.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/Ghanamps.com