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Deputy Health Minister-designate Dr Oko-Boye to be vetted on April 15

By Mutala Yakubu
Dr Bernard Okoe-Boye
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Deputy Health Minister-designate Dr Bernard Oko-Boye will be vetted by parliament on April 15, 2020.

This was made know by the clerk of Parliament' Appointment Committee.

It said “pursuant to Order 172 (3) of the Standing Orders of Parliament, the general public is hereby notified that Bernard Okoe Boye, Member of Parliament for Ledzokuku has been nominated by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as Deputy Minister-designate for Health.

“Consequently, the Appointments Committee of Parliament has scheduled to hold a Public Hearing to consider his nomination on Wednesday, 15th April, 2020 at 10:00 am.”

Dr Oko-Boye replaces Alexander Abban, who has now been appointed the Deputy Communications Minister, replacing Vincent Sowah Odotei who is also the MP for La Dadekotopon.

READ ALSO: Vincent Odotei sacked as Deputy Minister for Communication

Dr Oko-Boye has been hailed by many as one of the people who has given great insight and education on the deadly COVID-19.

Dr Oko-Boye Member of Parliament for Ledzokuku was elected into Parliament on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in 2016 after he defeated the incumbent, Benita Okiti-Duah of the then governing National Democratic Congress (NDC).

He is currently the Board Chairman of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, the nation’s largest medical facility.

As at 7th April 2020, 23:30 hr, a total of 313 cases of COVID-19 with six (6) deaths had been recorded in Ghana.

The regional distribution of the cases are as follows: Greater Accra Region has most cases (274) followed by the Ashanti Region (25), Northern Region (10), Upper West Region (1), Eastern Region (1), Upper East Region (1) and Central Region (1).