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07.02.2009 Politics

Vetting of five nominees rescheduled


Supporters and well-wishers of ministerial nominees who came in their numbers and journalists who gathered at Parliament House for the vetting of the nominees by the Appointments Committee were disappointed after a long wait.

The vetting of five nominees, which was to begin at 1000 hours, was called off at around 1330 hours when the Chairman of the Committee, Mr Edward Doe-Adjaho and members of the Committee informed the gathering that the meeting had been rescheduled.

Mr Doe-Adjajo, who began by apologizing profusely, said the vetting of the nominees had to be called off because they had to build consensus over certain issues relating to the nominees appearing before them.

The Chairman of the Committee, who did not go into specific details, said they had to do some negotiations to ensure that the nominees meet the test when they finally appeared before the Committee.

The nominees are Alhaji Collins Dauda for Ministry of Lands and Forestry, Ms Sherry Ayittey, for the Ministry of Science and Technology, Dr Oteng Adjei for the Ministry of Energy, Alhaji Mohammad Mumuni for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs the Regional Integration and Mr Joe Gidisu for the Ministry of Roads and Highways.

The vetting has been rescheduled for Monday.
Mr Mike Hammah, nominated for the Ministry of Transport, would join the other nominees to bring the list to six.