Parliament on the evening of Friday, 12 April 2019 approved the nomination of Mrs Evelyn Ama Kumi Richardson as the Minister for Bono Region.
The decision was taken after the nominee won a secret vote by majority decision.
On hundred and twenty-four MPs voted YES for Mrs Richardson’s approval while 85 MPs voted against her approval out of the 210 votes cast. One vote was rejected.
The Minority refused to approve the appointment of Mrs Richardson last month after she had appeared before Parliament’s Appointment Committee.
Doubts were cast on her doctorate degree qualification as Minority members on the Appointment Committee claimed she had bestowed on herself the academic title since she failed to provide proof of such on her curriculum vitae (CV).
The Minority further accused Mrs Richardson of spending $54,000 of state funds on a private trip to Canada while serving as Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of Sunyani in 2017 defying a government directive for appointees not to travel out of the country without approval.