Parliament suspends approval of Bono region minister-designate

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Parliament has put on hold the approval of Minister-designate for the newly created Bono region Mrs Evelyn Ama Kumi-Richardson over her academic credentials with 18 others sailing through.

Mrs Kumi-Richardson, until she appeared before the Appointments Committee of Parliament, had her name preceded with a doctorate title.

It was conspicuously missing on her CV during her vetting, raising concerns from the members of the committee and a barrage of questions from Samuel Okudjeto Ablakwa, the Member of Parliament for North Tongu and member of the committee.

Announcing the list of the nominees recommended by the Appointments Committee to be approved, the chairman of the committee said: “…the consideration of one nominee is still ongoing.”

Below is the list of the approved ministerial and deputy ministerial nominees

Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah – Western Region; Solomon Namliit Boar – North East Region; Kofi Amoakehene – Bono East; Kinglsey Aboagye Gyedu – Western North Region; Kwasi Owusu Yeboa – Oti Region; Dr Hafiz Bin Salih – Upper West Region; and Salifu Adam Braimah – Savana Region.

The others are Naana Eyiah, Deputy Minister-designate, Lands and Natural Resources; Alex Kwodwo Kom Abban, Deputy Minister-designate, Health; and Yaw Afful, Deputy Minister-designate, Aviation.

The rest include Siaka Serwaa, Deputy Minister-designate, Bono Region; John Bennam, Deputy Minister-designate, Northern Region; Alex Tetteh, Deputy Minister-designate, Western North; Samuel Yeyu Tika, Deputy Minister-designate, Savanna Region; Tahiru Tia Ahmed, Deputy Minister-designate, North East; and Johnson Avuletey, Deputy Minister-designate, Volta Region.

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