Bono Regional Chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr. Kwame Bafo Abronye has raised a red flag over some ministerial appointees who are with questionable certificates.
According to him, such persons will not be protected by the party if the vetting committee finds them guilty.
Mr. Kwame Bafo made the statement during a round table discussion on Kumasi based Wuntumi television’s Nsempa Fie Political Program.
According to him, it is illegal under the country’s law for anyone to forge certificates and other academic documents.
He adds that the law applies to all the appointees whose names have been sent to parliament by the President for vetting.
According to Mr. Kwame Bafo Abronye, if any of the nominees has a peculiar problem that may bring embarrassment to the name of the party and the president during the vetting, that nominee should quickly resign before the worse happens.
He adds that the party will expose such a person big time to save the name of the president in an unlikely event.
“This is the best opportunity for those who have been appointed to be ministers to look back at their records.
You cannot be a minister with a forged certificate. We will not shield anyone who has a criminal record, of questionable character.
If you know you have any of these issues, please go and resign to the President before the vetting committee even begins sitting.
If you fail to do so, we will not hesitate to expose you. Nobody will support such a person”. Mr. Kwame Bafo Abronye indicated.
He was however quick to assure that, about 99 percent of the appointees are clean, and will go through the vetting process with ease.
According to Mr. Kwame Bafo Abronye, he is aware most of the ministerial nominees have genuine certificates, and good records to enable them to go through the vetting process.