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Parliament must, as a matter of urgency, speed up the vetting of ministers-designate to enable the new government begin work and implement policy proposals and programmes to get the economy back on track, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said.
He made this appeal after announcing his first 13 ministerial appointments at the seat of government on Tuesday January 10.
He said: “I am hoping that Members of Parliament will act expeditiously. We are at a very difficult moment in the life of our country. All of us know that our economy is not in a good place and I am asking the House, in my letter to Mr Speaker, to act expeditiously on these nominations so that as soon as possible I will be able to assemble the government and get off in fulfilling the promises I made to the Ghanaian people and be able to ensure the progress that they are looking for.”
“I am not asking parliament to do some botched, patched-up quick business. Nevertheless, they can up their game, expedite the process so that we can get the government in place as quickly as possible. Ghanaians are looking forward to that. They have voted in great numbers for the NPP government under my leadership and I believe that parliament has a responsibility as quickly as possible to make it possible for their government to be in place.”