Minister nominees with findings against them might have it tough with the NDC vetting committee members


The former Deputy Education Minister Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has revealed, that he is looking forward to seeing a committee where members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) can have the right teeth to bite and Ministers who are having some findings against them are likely to find it difficult this time  due to the equal size of committee.

Speaking on Joy FM PM: Express monitored by Apexnewsgh.com, Mr. Ablakwa said Article 94 clears what qualifies one to be a minister and the NDC are conscious of the fact that Ghanaians are watching and would not do anything to disturb the impending vetting processes.

“I think that for now, it is for the executive to be well guided so that you do not, as it were present candidate or nominee to such a competitive committee, a committee where members of the NDC can have the right teeth to bite. If you look at Article 94, it clears what qualifies one to be a minister. You must first of all qualify to be a member of parliament, you shouldn’t have any finding against you from a commission of inquiry, there are some other laws for example if you have not carried out your National Service”.
Even though Mr. Ablakwa wasn’t that specific, but he gave the impression of giving Ghanaians a cordial ministerial vetting in few days to come.

“This is a positive development and I get the sense sometimes that people are scared, people are worried, people even think that Armageddon is upon us, I disagree.”
According to him, in past, some politicians have succeeded pushing through their nominees due to their numbers as a majority but stressing that the President does not have that license anymore because the numbers in Parliament are is equal.

“Besides that, in the past, parties that have the numbers have managed to push through nominees that have questions and it has not reflected positively on our democracy and image of our country. This time, the President does not have that license, which is good for our country”

Apexnewsgh.com/Ghana/Ngamegbulam Chidozie Stephen

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