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Parliament approves Akufo-Addo’s ministerial nominees

Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin congratulated all of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s nominees for ministerial positions after they were approved by the House of Representatives in a vote on Friday, March 24.

Following the completion of the activity, the Speaker remarked, “Congratulations.”

Speaker Bagbin announced the results and said, “Honorable Members, after what seems like an eternity, the counting of votes has finally come to an end.”

“The register contained 275 eligible voters; however, three voters were not present, so 272 voters actually cast their ballots. The following is a list of the results of your votes: Honorable Hammond, KT., 154 yes, 116 no, and one rejection Bryan Acheampong received 167 affirmative votes, 98 negative votes, 4 rejections, and 4 abstentions. 3. Stepehn Asamoah Boateng received 147 affirmative votes, 122 negative votes, and 3 abstentions. Stepehen Amoah 146 Yes, 123 Nos, 3 Abstentions.” Osei Bonsu Amoah 149 Yes, 120 Nos, 3 Abstentions.”Mohammed Amin Adams: 152 yes; 117 no; 1 rejected; 2 abstentions.

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In accordance with Article 79(1) of the Constitution, the House of Representatives has given its consent for the following individuals to be nominated for the positions of minister and deputy minister:

There were heated debates about the report of the Appointments Committee on the recent vetting of the nominees before the vote was taken.

Members of the Committee’s Minority denied knowing about the report and asked for more time to read it, while members of the Committee’s Majority kept insisting that the vote on the report should happen on Thursday evening.

Because of this, the House stopped what it was doing so that the 63-page report could be read by the Minority Group before the debate.

After the discussion, the Speaker of the House, Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, decided to postpone putting the question on the motion to vote on whether or not to approve the nominees.

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“The question is going to be asked tomorrow [on Friday, March 24]. In light of the foregoing, I move that this House stand adjourned until tomorrow at 10 in the morning.”

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