The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) caucuses in the 8th Parliament of Ghana have constituted a 26 member appointment committee, Awake News understands.
In a list-making round on social media, 13 out of the 26 members are elected members of parliament on the ticket of NDC while the other is 13 for the NPP MPs.
As the standing orders of Parliament request, the First Deputy Speaker Chairs the appointment committee, in such, the Bekwai MP, Joseph Osei-Owusu according to the list is the Chairman of the Committee with Mr. Afenyo Markin serving as his deputy, with former Communication Minister, Ursula Owusu Ekuful and 10 of her other colleagues listed below as Members
Notable names from the side of the NDC are Leader of the NDC Caucus, Haruna Iddrisu as ranking member, Asawase MP, Mohammed Muntaka as his deputy, with the former Deputy Education Minister, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa and 10 others as members.
President Akufo-Addo in the coming days is expected to name his ministers for his new government even though the NDC’s John Mahama is in court challenging the results that saw President Akufo-Addo emerging as the winner of the elections held on December 7th, 2020.
However, before the yet to the named ministers by the President can execute their duties, they will have to be vetted and approve by Parliament.
After the brouhaha about who will be the Majority or Minority in Parliament, the Speaker Right Honourable Alban Bagbin ruled that none of the parties that is NPP and NDC are Majority caucus in Parliament but with the official declaration of the Fomena MP, Andrew Asiamah Amoako to do business with the NPP side of the house, they will constitute the majority group.
Below is the list of the names of the members of the committee: