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JUST IN: Parliament approves 12 more Deputy Ministers-Designate, defers three

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.

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