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26.03.2009 Politics

Fiifi Kwetey wins at committee level

By Stephen Odoi Larbi - Ghanaian Chronicle

The Deputy Minister of Finance designate, Mr. Fiifi Kwetey was yesterday approved by the Appointments Committee of Parliament.

His approval was as a result of a majority decision by Members of the Appointments Committee who voted on his nomination at the committee level.

The Minority Members on the Committee opposed the nomination of the Finance Minister designate, but their numerical disadvantage enabled Fiifi Kwetey to scale through.

By his approval at the Committee level, Members would then have the opportunity to debate his nomination on the floor of the House, scheduled for Friday, March 27th, 2009.

As happened during the nomination of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Alhaji Mohammed Mumuni, the Minority is expected to argue against Fiifi Kwetey's approval, having raised so many issues against him during his vetting which lasted for about an unprecedented four hours.