Approval of Ministers: NPP thanks its MPs, says the nation is also grateful to the ‘brave’ NDC MPs
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has praised its legislators for voting overwhelmingly to confirm President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s nominations for justice and ministerial positions.
The party also applauded the members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) who voted in favor of the nominees.
“Congratulations to our brave MPs for supporting the Government wholeheartedly and seeing to it that the President’s candidates for the Supreme Court and Ministers of State were confirmed! The bold NDC MPs who stood up for #GhanaFirst are also appreciated by the country, the party tweeted.
Kudos to our gallant MPs for standing firmly behind the Government and ensuring that the President’s nominees for Ministers of State and Deputy Minister as well as for the Supreme Court were approved! The nation is also grateful to the brave NDC MPs who stood for #GhanaFirst. 🇬🇭
— New Patriotic Party (@NPP_GH) March 24, 2023
The nomination of Justices George Kingsley Koomson and Ernest Yao Gaewu for appointment as Justices of the Supreme Court was approved by Parliament on Friday, March 24, through a vote.
139 people voted in favor of Justice Kingsley Koomson, while 133 people opposed him. 138 people voted in favor of Justice Ernest Yao Gaewu, and 134 people opposed him.
Following a vote, Parliament also endorsed all of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s candidates for ministry positions.
After the voting on Friday, March 24, the Speaker, Alban Bagbin, announced, “Honorable Members, the collation of votes has finally come to an end. 3 voters were absent from the list of 275 eligible voters, meaning 272 people actually used their vote. The vote results are as follows; Honorable Hammond, KT Bryan Acheampong was rejected with a vote of 1 out of 154 yes, 116 no, and 4 abstentions. 3. Stephen Asamoah Boateng 147 in favor, 122 against, and 3 against. Mohammed Amin Adams received 152 “ayes,” 117 “noes,” and 1 “rejected” vote. 2. Stephen Amoah 146 yes, 123 no, 3 absentions; Osei Bonsu Amoah 149 yes, 120 no.
Accordingly, and in conformity with Article 79(1) of the Constitution, the House has approved the nominations of the following individuals as ministers and a deputy minister.
There were heated discussions on the Appointments Committee’s report on the most recent screening of the applicants before to the vote.
The Minority members of the Committee denied knowledge of the report and asked for additional time to analyze it while the Majority lobbied for the report to be taken on Thursday evening.
As a result, the House decided to pause the meeting so the Minority Group could examine the 63-page report before the debate.
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Speaker Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin delayed asking the question on the motion about whether or not to approve the nominees after the discussion.
“The query will be presented tomorrow, March 24. I then proceed to postpone the House till tomorrow morning at 10 a.m.