Controversy Tuesday afternoon hit the vetting of the Minister-designate for Public Enterprises, Samuel Cudjoe after the minority caucus raised questions over his ministry.
According to the Minority, his ministry does not exist adding that the president must issue an Executive Instrument to create the ministry before the nominee is vetted.
The Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, raised the objections before the nominee’s vetting but Chairman of the committee, Hon. Joe Osei Wusu implored the committee to proceed with the vetting while he gets clarity from the President.
But the Tamale South MP stated that “even if it takes midnight with correspondence from the presidency we will be here to work. As we proceed there is no Ministry for Public Enterprises and our hands are tied because we should be assessing him based on the role he is going to play.”
Mr Iddrisu threatened to boycott the vetting if it proceeded without consultations with the presidency.
However, after suggestions from other members of the committee including Patrick Boamoah and Okudzeto Ablakwa, the Chairman of the committee agreed to a minibreak to consult and resolve the issue before the vetting resumes.
Mr. Cudjoe who was seated managed a smile but only had to look on as the debate over his ministerial portfolio rumbled on.