A professor of political science at the University of Ghana, Professor Atsu Ayee, has called on the Appointments Committee of Parliament to consider the duration of the vetting.
“I think that even though Parliament is a master of its own rules,the Speaker would have to revisit the duration of the nominees and be fair to all nominees appearing before it.
“We have done vetting for a long time, but we need to look at the duration of the vetting, I think that even though Parliament is a master of its own rules, I think the Speaker would have to revisit the duration of the nominees,” Prof. Aryee stressed.
He urged the committee not to be selective and insisted that the committee must be fair to all nominees, saying, “For instance, people were vetted for six hours and others were vetted for an hour with the explanation that some of them are senior members of the house.
“You don’t have to subject them to a long vetting. I think Parliament must not be seen as being selectivebut rather be fair, consistent and uniform but that is not the case since the committee started vetting the ministerial nominees over a week ago.
“While some of the nominees spent longer hours before the committee, others spent fewer hours.For instance, while the nominee for the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Godfred Dame, spent more than six hours, the nominee for the Ministry of Gender Children and Social Protection, Adwoa Safo, spent less than an hour,” Prof. Aryee observed.
The situation generated public uproar of fairness to all, while others have called the committee to recall Ms Safo and vet her again. –citinewsroom.com