Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah who appeared before the Committee on the
February 18, was reportedly rejected on three grounds.
The Minority MPs said they were not satisfied with the
answers he gave regarding his private businesses.
According to them, the Ofoase Ayeribi MP has an 82% share in
a company called Oval Market Finance. This finance company is believed to be
involved in some suspicious third-party lending.
Also, they say he has dealings with MX24 GH, a content
creation, digital agency and media production house located in East Legon,
which he said he didn’t have anything to do with during his vetting.
Overall, the NDC MPs accuse Mr Oppong Nkrumah of being
untruthful with his answers during his vetting.
Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister-designate, Hawa Koomson,
who was vetted on the same day was turned down mainly for the gun-shooting
incident that occurred during the registration of voters in her constituency.
During her vetting, the 55-year-old admitted to firing
warning shots in self-defence and apologized to the Committee and Ghanaians in
general for her conduct.
Although MP for Asawaase, Mubarak Mohammed Muntaka
questioned the genuineness of her apology owing to the fact that she had failed
to follow up on her constituents who may have been injured or lost their
property in the incident, Mrs Koomson stated that she was unaware of any such
injuries or losses.
Following the incident last year, the Crime Officer who was
in charge of investigating the shooting incident was suspiciously transferred
from the Central Region.
According to the Police, the transfer formed part of an
ongoing reshuffle in the Ghana Police Service.
So far, no further investigations have been conducted into
the matter neither has the MP for Awutu Senya East been either cleared of the
In light of this, the Minority MPs believes that her violent
act cannot be sanctioned by a ministerial appointment. They have, therefore,
rejected her nomination.
Regarding the Minister-designate for Food and Agriculture,
Afriyie Akoto, he is accused of unilaterally cancelling a horticulture contract
with the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority on January 11, 2021 without
This cancellation according to the Minority Group is
unauthorised as he was only a caretaker Minister.
Considering the current constitution of Parliament with 137
seats a-piece and one independent candidate, the outcome of the vote according
to political analysts should be fascinating.
Parliament is expected to resume sitting Today March 2nd
after a 3-week suspension due to Covid-19.
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