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Bagbin rejects Majority’s demand to halt vetting over revision of standing orders

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The Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin, has rejected a suggestion by the Majority Group Leader Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu for vetting of newly nominated ministers to be suspended until the House adopts the revised standing orders.

The move is expected to change the 13:13 membership of the Appointments Committee as currently constituted. Answering a question from North Tongu, MP Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, on the composition of outstanding committees during the adoption of the business committee report, the Suame MP argued that the composition of all other Committees must be on hold until the new standing orders come into force.

Minority Leader and Ranking Member on the Committee on Appointments, Haruna Iddrisu, demanded an immediate meeting of the Committee to kickstart the process of soliciting memoranda from the public on the nominees even in the absence of the Chairman of the Committee, First Deputy Speaker, Joseph Osei-Owusu.

The Speaker subsequently ruled that the appointments committee in its current form commence processes towards vetting the Ministerial Nominees.

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