The former National Chairman of the Peoples National Convention (PNC), Mr Bernard Mornah has urged the Vetting Committee of Parliament to hold on to the approval or otherwise of the President’s ministerial nominees and demand documents to support claims made by them before doing so.
According to him, it was only with those documents that the committee will be able to ascertain the truth or otherwise of their claims and make proper assessment of their previous stewardship and how they are likely to perform in their new role.
He explained, while some made mockery of themselves others used the I don’t have the documents here, I will make it available as an escape and their approval ought to be halted until they provide such documents and answer further questions on them if need be.
“There some of the people who have appeared before the vetting committee and have made mockery about themselves and indeed some of them when they are confronted with fact what they have decided to do is that we don’t have the figures available, we don’t have the documents available, we will make expect the appointment committee to hold their approval or otherwise until they make available the documents and they are called upon to defend a particular pronouncement they made”.
The astute politician was speaking on the fallout from the vetting of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s ministerial appointees by Parliament.
Just making claims without figures to back is unacceptable
He indicated it was unacceptable for some of the nominees, especially, the Minister designate for, Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations, Ignatius Baffour-Awuah who had served in the same capacity in the last four years not to support his claims with figures and called on the house to call him back again.
“You can come and tell us you have created about 3million jobs and you don’t have the breakdown of the jobs,” he quizzed.