Parliament Friday approved the appointment of Reverend John Fordjour Ntim as the Deputy Minister for Education to assist the Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum in President Akufo-Addo’s second term government.
The Assin South Member of Parliament approval comes after the Chairman of the Committee, Hon. Joseph Osei-Owusu submitted his vetting report to the House on June 18, 2021. His vetting took place Monday, June 7, 2021.
John Fordjour in due course will be sworn into office by Akufo-Addo. Meanwhile, the Appointments Committee in its 6th report to Parliament suspended the approval of another Deputy Education Minister, Gifty Twum Ampofo.
Currently, 24 out of the 40 deputy ministerial nominees by President Akufo Addo have been approved by Parliament.
The approved nominees include Andrew Kofi Agyapa Mercer for Energy, John Ntim Fordjour for Education, George Mireku Duker for Lands and Natural Resources, Kofi Amankwah Manu for Defence and Naana Eyiah Quansah for the Interior.
Others are Hassan Sulemana Tampuli who is a Deputy Minister-designate for Transport, John Ampontua Kumah for Finance, Frederick Obeng Adom for Transport and Mavis Nkansah-Boadu pencilled for Roads and Highways.
The rest are Evans Opoku Bobie for Youth and Sports, Mohammed Hardi Tufeiru for Food and Agriculture, and Tina Naa Ayeley Mensah for Health.