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We were not hard on Adwoa Safo due to health grounds- Ayariga

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Bawku-Central Member of Parliament, Mahama Ayariga has said that the Minister-nominee for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Sarah Adwoa Safo was soft due to health grounds.

Speaking on Accra-based Citi FM’s Eyewitness News, Mr Ayariga said “Before she came, we discovered that she had just delivered and so naturally, we felt that somebody who has just delivered, maybe we should have postponed her vetting, and we didn’t postpone it because we just got the information.”

He also said the Minister-nominee was a known person to committee.

“We tend to know her track record because she was a former member of the Appointments Committee. She was a leader of the House immediately preceding her most recent nomination.”

Mr. Ayariga further stated that the committee could not ask her a lot of questions because she did not have much influence in the sector.

“We realised that there was no amendment to really bring the Procurement Authority under her mandate. It was still under the Finance Ministry, so it constrained us in terms of the areas of consideration,” Mahama Ayariga noted.

Some concerns have been raised about how the vetting went with some calling for a re-vetting of Sarah Adwoa Safo.

Source: Ghana Waves

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