Friday, 05 March

Parliament approves composition of business, appointment c'ttees

Appointment committee

Parliament on Tuesday, 19 January 2021 approved the composition of membership of the business and appointment committees.

Membership of the committees, put together by the committee on selection, in its report to the house presented 25 members for the business committee with Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu as Chairman and 26 members for the appointments committee with first deputy speaker, Joseph Osei Owusu as its Chairman.

Commenting on the development on the floor, Deputy Leader of the NPP caucus, Alexander Afenyo Markin kicked against the composition of the appointments committee.

According to him, since the standing orders takes away the right to vote from the chairman of the committee, the composition will give undue advantage to the NDC over the NPP.

He prayed the Speaker will rule that the chairman be given voting right.

Below is the list of Members of the Appointments Committee who will be vetting President Akufo-Addo’s Ministers

1.   First Deputy Speaker (Joe Osei-Owusu)

2.   Alexander Afenyo-Markin

3.   John Ntim Fordjour

4.   Frank Annoh-Dompreh

5.   Patrick Yaw Boamah

6.   Dr. Mathew O. Prempeh

7.   Henry Quartey

8.   Bryan Acheampong

9.   Ursula G. Owusu-Ekuful

10.  Patricia Appiagyei

11.  Osei Bonsu Amoah

12.  Alhassan Tampoli Sulemana

13.  John Ampoyuah Kumah

14.  Haruna Iddrisu

15.  M. Mubarak-Muntaka

16.  Mahama Ayariga

17.  Sampson Ahi 

18.  Eric Opoku

19.  Elizabeth Ofosu-Agyare

20.  James Agalga

21.  Edwin N. L. Vanderpuye

22.  Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa

23.  Alhassan Suhuyini

24.  Francis Xavier Kojo Sosu

25. Zuwera Mohammed Ibrahim

26.  Gizella Tetteh-Agbotui