General News of Wednesday, 11 January 2017Source: Myjoyonline.comSenior Minister role unconstitutional - Mahama AyarigaMahama AyarigaBawku Central Member of Parliament has challenged the constitutionality of the Senior Minister designation announced by president Nana Akufo-Addo. According to him, the Senior Minister role which will be occupied by former Finance Minister Yaw Osafo Maafo is alien to the constitution. The Mills and Mahama-led administration which took over in 2009 and 2013 respectively did not find the Senior Minister role an important one. He said the constitution only makes provision for a position of a minister and not a Senior Minister, therefore any attempt to elevate one person over and above all ministers is unconstitutional. "If I am asked to vet a minister, I will have to look at what the constitution says about that minister and there is no Senior Minister position in the constitution," he said.
January 11, 2017 20:28 UTC