Ghana’s Parliament on Friday evening approved by a majority secret votes the Minister designate for Bono region, Mrs. Evelyn Ama Kumi Richardson.
The approval of her nomination was put on hold when the Minority in Parliament raised issues earlier in the day during the debate of the Report of the Appointment Committee.
The Speaker, Professor Aaron Mike Ocquaye directed a secret ballot by the House to determine the fate of the nominee.
One hundred and twenty four (124) MPs’ voted yes while 85 dissented.
The Speaker congratulated the Minister on her appointment to the position.
Parliament has since gone on recess and will resume on May 29.
Meanwhile, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in a tweeted message, expressed his appreciation to the 124 Members of Parliament who, duly endorsed his nominee.
President Akufo-Addo is confident that the MPs’ will not regret their decision, and that she will prove to be an outstanding Minister who will discharge her duties with integrity and concern for the public welfare.
“I thank the 124 Members of Parliament who, today, duly endorsed my nominee for appointment as Bono Regional Minister, Mrs. Evelyn Ama Kumi-Richardson, and gave her a resounding approval.”
“I am confident that they will not regret their decision, and that she will prove to be an outstanding Minister who will discharge her duties with integrity and concern for the public welfare.”