Parliament today vetted the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s nominee as the Deputy Minister for Health Dr. Benard Oko-Boye as part of its prior approval duties enshrined in the 1992 Constitution.
President Akufo-Addo in a recent reshuffle named the Ledzokuku lawmaker as the Deputy Minister responsible for Health-designate to take over from Gomoa West MP Alexander Kodwo Abban who was moved to the Communications Ministry.
The nomination came after the MP and the Board Chairman of Korle Bu Teaching Hospital received several plaudits for his communication skills, especially as the country continues to battle the deadly coronavirus pandemic.
He justified government’s decision to implement a partial lockdown instead of a total national lockdown in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and stressed that the measures put in place by government is sufficient to manage the spread.
He indicated that though government continues to receive donations to aid its fight against the coronavirus pandemic, the establishment of a committee to oversee the disbursement of the Covid-19 funds should not be a major priority at this time.