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Ghana Health Service Director General chairs NPP’s vetting committee

Ghana Health Service Director General chairs NPP’s vetting committee

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has officially announced the appointment of Dr Patrick Kuma Aboagye, the Director General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), as the head of its vetting committee for the Western North Region. This committee’s main responsibility will be to thoroughly review and consider parliamentary aspirants vying to contest sitting Members of Parliament (MPs) on the NPP’s ticket in the upcoming 2024 general elections.

The NPP made this decision known through an official statement issued by the party’s General Secretary. It was a strategic move to entrust the vetting process to Dr Patrick Kuma Aboagye, recognizing his exceptional expertise and leadership qualities. The statement emphasized the importance of a comprehensive vetting process to ensure that only candidates who share the NPP’s principles and objectives are chosen to represent the party in the parliamentary elections.

This decision is viewed as a pivotal step in shaping the NPP’s strategy for the 2024 elections and upholding its commitment to effective governance. With Dr Patrick Kuma Aboagye taking charge of the vetting committee, the party expresses full confidence in his ability to lead a fair, transparent, and thorough evaluation of the parliamentary aspirants. This move further reinforces the NPP’s dedication to maintaining democratic principles in its internal procedures.

The NPP encourages all aspiring parliamentary candidates in the Western North Region to actively engage in the vetting process, fostering a competitive yet collaborative environment within the party. The outcome of the vetting is expected to significantly influence the NPP’s final lineup for the upcoming elections.

Below is the full statement:

January 1, 2024

CONDUCT OF PARLIAMENTARY PRIMARIES

The New Patriotic Party is pleased to announce the constitution of committees to supervise the vetting of Parliamentary Aspirants in constituencies with incumbent Members of Parliament. The vetting of Aspiring Parliamentary Candidates shall be held at all regional capitals from Wednesday January 3, 2024 to Friday January 5, 2024.

Regional Executive Committees are hereby directed to communicate to their respective Constituencies and Aspiring Parliamentary Candidates the date, time and venue for the vetting.

The Party has also appointed the following persons as National representatives on the Vetting Committees for various regions:

ASHANTI REGION

NAME

POSITION

TEAM A 1.

Henry Nana Boakye, Esq

Chairman

2. Iddi Muhayu-Deen, Esq

Member

3.

Richmond Amponsah Agyabeng Member

TEAM B

1.

Danquah Smith Buttey Chairman

2.

Stephen Forson

Member 3.

Prof. Dr. Addai Mensah

Member

TEAM C 1.

Gary Nimako Esq

Chairman

2. Dr Kwasi Nyame-Baafi

Member

3.

Madam Margret Atiemo Member

TEAM D

1.

Dr Antoinette Tsibu-Darko Chairperson

2.

Habib Ibrahim

Member 3.

Kwabena Ampofo Appiah

Member

GREATER REGION NAME

POSITION

TEAM A

1. Madam Kate Gyamfua

Chairperson

2.

Isaac Jay Nii Amahtey Hyde Member

3.

Kwesi Abeasi

Member TEAM B

1.

Hon. Abraham Osei Aidoo

Chairman 2.

Michael Nketiah

Member

3. Elizabeth Agyeman

Member

CENTRAL REGION

NAME POSITION

TEAM A

1.

Rita Talata Asobayire Chairperson

2.

Abubakari Mahazu

Member 3.

William Yamoah

Member

TEAM B 1.

Peter Mac Manu

Chairman

2. Betty Awura Adjoa Eshun

Member

3.

Prof. Samuel Bert Boadi-Kusi Member

WESTERN REGION

NAME

POSITION 1.

Frank Davies, Esq

Chairman

2. Vera Wiredu

Member

3.

Dr Isaac Owusu Mensah Member

WESTERN NORTH

NAME

POSITION 1.

Dr. Patrick Kumah Aboagye

Chairman

2. Abdul-Rahman Fuseini

Member

3.

Alhaji Abdul-Aziz Haruna Futa Member

BONO EAST REGION

NAME

POSITION 1.

Nana Obiri Boahene

Chairman

2. Anthony Osei

Member

3.

Dr. Emmanuel Amankwa Member

BONO REGION

NAME

POSITION 1.

F. F. Antoh

Chairman

2. Eric Asonade Ofosu

Member

3.

Mathew Chremeh Member

AHAFO REGION

NAME

POSITION 1.

Dr Nsiah Asare

Chairman

2. Eric Nkansah

Member

3.

Samuel Akwasi Adjei, Esq Member

EASTERN REGION

NAME

POSITION TEAM A

1.

Laud Oblitey Commey

Chairman 2.

Miriam Awurama Duah

Member

3. William Ampem Darko

Member

TEAM B

1. Dr Charles Dwamena

Chairman

2.

Emmanuel Senyo Member

3.

Hon. Adjei Sowah

Member TEAM C

1.

Haruna Mohammed

Chairman 2.

Sandra Sarkodee-Addo

Member

3. Capt Rtd Kwasi Ayi Aquah

Member

NORTHERN REGION

NAME POSITION

1.

Kwadwo Afari

Chairman 2.

Ammar Khamis

Member

3. Alhassan Yakubu Tali

Member

UPPER EAST REGION

NAME POSITION

1.

Alhaji Ishmael Ibrahim

Chairman 2.

Dr Ernest Owusu Kumi

Member

3. Hajia Rukaya Ahmed

Member

UPPER WEST REGION

NAME POSITION

1.

Alhaji Masawudu Osman

Chairman 2.

Eric Ntori

Member

3. Dr Eric Donyina

Member

NORTH EAST REGION

NAME POSITION

1.

Hajia Safia Mohammed

Chairperson 2.

Dr Aseidu Kokro

Member

3. Abdul Taric Bonsu

Member

SAVANNAH REGION

NAME POSITION

1.

Chris Lloyd Nii Kwei

Chairman 2.

Hajia Rabi Salifu

Member

3. Dr Abdulai Mobson

Member

VOLTA REGION

NAME POSITION

1.

Joseph Nganiba Kwayaja

Chairman 2.

Hajia Ayesha Yussif

Member

3. Peter Oteng

Member

Vetting shall also be held for Aspiring Parliamentary Candidates in the Bawku Central, Ketu North and Akatsi North Constituencies.

The Party has further constituted a National Parliamentary Appeals Committee (NPAC) to consider appeals from aspirants and other stakeholders. Membership of the Committee is as follows: 1. Hon. Osei Prempeh – Chairman

2. Mr. Evans Nimako – Secretary

3. Hon. Opare Ansah – Member

4. Madam Esther Ofori – Member 5. Amb. R.O. Solomon – Member

6. Prof. Emmanuel Flolu – Member

7. Dr. Clifford Braimah – Member

8. Hon. Eugenia Gifty Kusi -Member 9. Dr. Agyeman Budu – Member

10. Alhaji Amadu Kalem – Member

The Party anticipates the full cooperation of all stakeholders in the conduct of the primaries and wishes all aspiring candidates the best of luck.

JUSTIN KODUA FRIMPONG GENERAL SECRETARY

Editorial on appointment of Dr. Patrick Kumah-Aboagye to chair NPP’s vetting committee -Western North

That sounds like an important development for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) as they prepare for the 2024 general elections. It’s interesting to see the party appointing Dr. Patrick Kuma Aboagye, the Director General of the Ghana Health Service, to lead the vetting committee. This move shows the party’s recognition of his expertise and leadership qualities.

A thorough vetting process is crucial for any political party to select candidates who align with their principles and objectives. By entrusting this responsibility to Dr. Aboagye, the NPP is aiming to ensure fairness, transparency, and a comprehensive assessment of parliamentary aspirants. It’s a demonstration of the party’s commitment to effective governance and democratic principles.

Candidates in the Western North Region should welcome this opportunity to participate in the vetting process and contribute to a competitive but collaborative environment within the party. The outcome of the vetting will shape the NPP’s lineup for the upcoming elections, so it will have a significant impact on their strategy and aspirations.

Ghana Health Service Director General chairs NPP's vetting committee

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