Ghana’s Parliament has approved the nomination of Ledzokuku legislator, Dr. Bernard Oko-Boye as Deputy Minister for Health.
Joe Osei Owusu (MP), a First Deputy Speaker of Parliament on Friday submitted to the House a report of the Appointment Committee of Parliament requesting his approval, which the plenary approved.
Members of parliament on both the majority and minority sides backed the approval.
The 38-year-old medical professional was nominated as Deputy Minister earlier this month by President Akufo-Addo.
His appointment by President Akufo-Addo has become crucial as Ghana battles the deadly Coronavirus pandemic.
He replaces Alexander Kodwo Kom Abban, who has been reassigned to the Communication Ministry as a Deputy Minister.
The Appointment Committee vetted him on Wednesday, after which parliament was recalled from suspension to approve his nomination.
Speaker of Parliament Prof. Mike Oquaye congratulated Dr Okoe-Boye after the House approved his appointment.
Source: Daily Mail GH