Andrew Egyapa Mercer Finally Approved As Deputy Energy Minister By Parliament Committee

The Appointment Committee of the Parliament has finally approved the nomination of Andrew Egyapa Mercer as a Deputy Energy Minister.

Andrew Egyapa Mercer  Finally Approved As Deputy Energy Minister By Parliament Committee

The Appointment Committee of the Parliament has finally approved the nomination of Andrew Egyapa Mercer as a Deputy Energy Minister.

A Committee member earlier insisted on the suspension of the nomination due to some unfavorable answers to questions posed by members of the Committee in relation to the mismanaged PDS deal in which he acted as a Director and a Secretary for TG solutions, one of the parties to the deal.

Upon further deliberations, the said member has discontinued the pursuit of allegations of conflict of interest and perjury.

In an interview monitored, a Member of Parliament for Bawku Central and a member of the Appointments Committee, Mahama Ayariga, stated that there were a lot of technicalities involved in taking the decision.

According to him, the members who had issues with the nominee decided to take the issues up at a different forum.

“On the basis of technicalities, some of the people who were holding on with his approval came to a conclusion that the proper forum to raise this issue is the Privileges Committee and not at the Appointments Committee.”