Parliament’s Appointments Committee will be vetting ministers-designate of Health and National Security today, Wednesday, 10 February 2021.
Mr Kwaku Agyeman-Manu and Mr Albert Kan-Dapaah are among President Nana Akufo-Addo’s nominees for various ministerial appointments for his second term.
Mr Agyeman-Manu, who already served as Minister of Health in the President’s first term, is the Member of Parliament for Dormaa Central constituency in the Bono East region.
Mr Kan-Dapaah also served in the same capacity for which he has been re-nominated.
They are being vetted first due to the role they play.
Meanwhile, Speaker Alban Bagbin has shut down Parliament for three weeks, starting from today to Tuesday, 2 March 2021, as COVID-19 cases surge in the house.
So far, 17 MPs have tested positive while the number of infections among staff of the house has increased from 71 to 151.
Mr Bagbin announced the shutdown on Tuesday, 9 February 2021.
The Speaker, however, announced that the Appointments Committee will do its work during that period.
Mr Bagbin also asked all the MPs and staff of the house to resubmit themselves to Parliament’s Medical Centre for re-testing after two weeks from tomorrow, Wednesday, 10 February.
Ten more COVID-19 patients recently succumbed to the virus in Ghana.
This takes the death toll to 482 since March 2020.
Some 675 new cases have also been confirmed.
The total active cases in Ghana stands at 6,938.
Since the pandemic entered Ghana, a total of 73,003 cases have been confirmed.
Of that number, 65,583 have recovered.
Greater Accra Region – 42,715
Ashanti Region – 13,191
Western Region – 4,078
Eastern Region – 3,161
Central Region – 2,468
Volta Region – 1,181
Bono East Region – 882
Northern Region – 802
Upper East Region – 755
Western North Region – 737
Bono Region – 718
Ahafo Region – 563
Oti Region – 250
Upper West Region – 239
Savannah Region – 68
North East Region – 37
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