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February 1, 2013 | Politics

Nana Oye Lithur and four other ministers approved

Myjoyonline.com | Nathan Gadugah
Nana Oye Lithur and four other ministers approved

Nana Oye Lithur, Minister-designate of Gender, Children and Social Protection, has been approved by Parliament in spite of public criticism against her stance on homosexuality.

Her confirmation was contained in a recommendation by the Parliament's Appointments Committee released Friday.

Joy News' Parliamentary correspondent Elton John Brobbey cited a copy of the recommendation, which indicated that the committee has also approved the nominations of Minister of Education Prof Jane Naana Opoku Agyeman, Minister of Environment, Science and Technology Dr Oteng Adjei, Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Akwasi Oppong Ofosu and Communications Minister Dr Omane Boamah.

The Appointments Committee said all the nominees gave a good account of themselves and fully satisfied the requirements set out by the committee.

Of the five nominees, it was Nana Oye Lithur whose vetting, consideration and approval were beset with controversy.

Some members of the clergy resisted her nomination and approval largely because of her liberal stance on homosexuality.

Presby Moderator Prof Emmanuel Martey had described her as a lady with little integrity and protested her nomination and approval.

The Appointments Committee, however, disagreed and approved her.

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