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25.02.2021 Parliament

Mustapha Ussif, Awal and Freda Prempeh face vetting today

Mustapha Ussif, Awal and Freda Prempeh face vetting today
LISTEN FEB 25, 2021

The Appointments Committee of Parliament will later today continue hearings to vet nominees for various ministerial roles.

Minister-designate for Youth and Sports, Mustapha Ussif; Awal Mohammed, the Minister-Designate for Tourism and Freda Prempeh the Minister-Designate for Works and Housing.

Mustapha Ussif served as the Executive Director of the National Service Scheme in President Akufo-Addo’s first term.

Awal Mohammed previously served as the Minister for Business Development, which was a new portfolio.

Freda Prempeh was previously a Deputy Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection.

Though she has the same portfolio as Francis Asenso Boakye, the presidency clarified that her portfolio will be as a minister of state.

The Appointments Committee will end the week by vetting Ebenezer Kojo Kum, the Minister-Designate for Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs; Alan Kyerematen, the Minister-Designate for Trade and Industry and Kwabena Okyere Darko, the Mensah Minister-Designate for Western Region will appear before the committee.