Parliament, on Friday, deferred the approval of three of the persons nominated to be Deputy Ministers by the President, and approved 12, their vetting by the Appointments Committee of Parliament.
The three are: Mrs Gifty Twum-Ampofo, Education; Mr Amidu Issahaku Chinnia – Food and Agriculture; and Ms Diana Asonaba Dapaah – Deputy Minister for Attorney-General.
Their approval was deferred over some concerns raised by the members of the Minority Side on the Appointments Committee.
The 12 approved approved by consensus are: Andrew Kofi Agyapa Mercer – Energy; John Ntim Fordjour – Education; Mr George Mireku Duker – Lands and Natural Resources; and Mr Kofi Amankwah-Manu – Defence.
Others are Nana Eyiah Quansah – The Interior; Mr Hassan Sulemana Tampuli – Transport; Mr John Ampontua Kumah – Finance; and Mr Frederick Obeng Adom – Transport.
The rest are: Mavis Nkansah-Boadu –Roads and Highways; Mr Evans Opoku Bobie –Youth and Sports; Mr Mohammed Hardi Tufeiru –Sanitation and Water Resources; and Tina Naa Ayeley Mensah – Health.