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Minority Declines to Participate in Vetting of Energy Minister Designate Herbert Krapah

The MPs accuse the majority side of breaching due process required in the vetting of the President’s nominee

The NDC Minority Caucus has boycotted the vetting of the Minister of State designate at the Energy Ministry, Herbert Krapah, citing breaches over the vetting process.

The NDC MPs particularly accused the majority side of circumventing due process required in the vetting of the President’s nominee.

“Long-standing parliamentary practice requires that persons nominated for appointment by
the President shall be published in a newspaper of national circulation to inform, request
memoranda or representation from the public. This ordinarily means that the public ought to be given reasonable notice and adequate time to submit memoranda or make representations to the Appointments Committee,” they wrote in a statement signed by Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, Deputy Minority leader.

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Last week, Minority MPs boycotted the vetting process of the Deputy Minister-designate for Trade and Industry, Kofi Ahenkorah Marfo, citing concerns about government size.

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It appears those concerns apply with the approval of Herbert Krapah.

The Minority once again calls on President Akufo-Addo to downsize his government to signal to the people of Ghana that, at the very least, he is in tune with feedback and appreciates the challenges resulting from the bad economic policies of his government.
Under the circumstances, the NDC Minority Caucus cannot in good conscience participate in
the vetting of yet another injury time ministerial nominee,” the statement added.

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