The Appointment Committee of Parliament continued its sitting to consider two more of President Akufo-Addo’s nominees for ministerial roles.

Dr Kwaku Afriyie and Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, Ministers Designate for Environment and Science and Food and Agriculture respectively appeared before the Committee for vetting.

The two nominees who have been renominated by President Akufo-Addo were persons who held ministerial appointments in his first term in office.

The first nominee to appear before the Committee was Dr Kwaku Afriyie, former Minister for Western Region and Member of Parliament (MP) for Sefwi -Wiawso.

The nominee had been moved to the Ministry for Environment and Science answered questions on climate change and the environment especially the effects of illegal mining on the water bodies.

Also, Dr Akoto, the former Minister for Food and Agriculture in the first term of President Akufo-Addo’s administration had been renominated for the same ministerial portfolio.

The nominee who was a former Member of Parliament (MP) for Kwadaso had been instrumental in championing one of the President’s major policy of “Planting for Food and Jobs” in the country.

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