Minority Goes To Supreme Court, Challenges Validity Of 5 Reassigned Ministers

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The reassignment of five ministers by the President, Akufo Addo, is set to be challenged by the Minority in parliament at the Supreme Court.

The Minority in Parliament has served notice to go to the Supreme Court to challenge the validity of the five ministers who have been reassigned by the Presidency.

A member of the legal committee of the National Democratic Congress and Member of Parliament for South Dayi, Hon. Rockson-Nelson Dafeamekpor, argues that the ministers in question’s appointments were officially cancelled by the president hence their re-assignment must be thoroughly scrutinized by the Parliament.

“I am saying on the authority of the constitution that those persons’ appointments were revoked by the presidentand their re-assignment must be subjected to parliamentary scrutiny.

“So, we are demanding that those five ministers he has reassigned must be subjected to parliamentary vetting, and that is the procedure, so they cannot escape parliamentary scrutiny,” he said in Parliament on Friday.

Hon. Dafeamekpor added that, “We will do our duty as the constitution demands, and we will demand that their names be submitted to parliament for them to be vetted, and if this call is not heeded, we will proceed to the Supreme Court for legal interpretation.”

The President caused a massive shake-up in for some ministries who had their ministers’ appointment either revoked or reassigned. Top of the reshuffling is that of the finance minister, ken ofori Atta. Whilst some members of the public thought the reshuffling should have been two years ago, others have also expressed optimism in the ‘last minute’ ministerial shake up.

This was contained in a press release dated February 14, signed by the Director of Communication at the presidency, Eugene Arhin.




Source: Kobina Darlington/peacefmonline.com

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