The Appointments Committee of Parliament will today, Thursday, 14 March 2019 begin vetting ministerial nominees for the six new regions.

This follows their appointment by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to fill the new vacancies created.

Four nominees will be vetted today. They are; Solomon Namliit Boar Minister designate for North East Region, Kofi Amoakohene Minister designate for Bono East Region, Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah Minister designate for Western Region, and Kingsley Aboagye Gyedu Minister designate for Western North Region.

The full nominees and their deputies are:

Oti Region – Mr Kwasi Owusu Yeboah with Mr Maxwell Blagodzi as his deputy.

Bono East Region – Mr Kofi Amoakohene with Mr Martin Oti Gyarko as his deputy.

Ahafo Region – Mr Evans Opoku Bobie with Mr Benjamin Yeboah Sekyere as his deputy.

Savannah Region – Mr Salifu Adam Braimah with Mr Samuel Yeyu Tika as his deputy.

North East Region – Mr Solomon Namliit Boar with Mr Tahiru Tia Ahmed as his deputy.

Western North Region – Mr Kingsley Aboagye Gyedu with Mr Alex Tetteh as his deputy.

Also, the appointments committee will vet Gomoa West MP, Alex Kodwo Kum Abban who has been named a deputy Health Minister.

The nominees’ appointments are subject to Parliamentary approval.