Vetting in Limbo? Minority raises alarm over absence of CVs of ministerial nominees

Parliamentary practice makes it necessary for members of the committee to be served with details of the CVs of the appointees to enable them to ascertain amongst others whether the appointees are fit for the positions or not.

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The Minority in parliament has expressed worry over the delay in getting them copies of the CVs of Ministers-designate ahead of the vetting which begins on Friday January 20.

The Senior Minister-designate Yaw Osafo Marfo, National Security Minister-designate Albert Kan-Dapaah, and Finance Minister-designate Ken Ofori-Atta are some of the nominees to face the Appointments Committee of Parliament on Friday.

But the Deputy Minority Leader, James Avedzi has raised concerns over the absence of the CVs of the nominees.

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Parliamentary practice makes it necessary for members of the committee to be served with details of the CVs of the appointees to enable them to ascertain amongst others whether the appointees are fit for the positions or not.

However, Mr James Avedzi has indicated that he “can confirm that today by this time, which is past 12 o’clock, the Minority side, which is ready to do the vetting, regrettably does not have copies of the CVs of the four nominees who are to be vetted tomorrow [Friday, January 19]”.

“If they bring the CVs after this interview, how are we going to interrogate these CVs adequately in order to ensure that diligence and proper work is done tomorrow? That is the concern of the Minority.

“If the CVs do not get to the legislators by close of work Thursday, starting the vetting tomorrow is something that cannot be tolerated," he told Accra-based Joy FM.

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The Majority Leader and Minister for Parliamentary Affairs designate Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu has also indicated that the majority side is yet to be given copies of the CVs.

He was, however, hopeful that members will be furnished with the CVs before the vetting begins on Friday.

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