Oti Bless was approved by Parliament after they put it on hold in August after his vetting by the Appointments Committee over some comments he made against the EC.
Speaking to Accra-based Citi FM Bless said: “today is a great day, a day of praise unto God for the great things he has done.”
“God is indeed a true God and a wonderful God that has to be praised every day every time without asking.”
“So, what I can say is to give thanks to God and that responsibility has been bestowed on me and within this short period I’ll do my best and whatever God has for me to be brought out for the public to see what I can do.”
He said he will immediately start work as Deputy Minister for Local Government and Rural Development.
Oti Bless’ ministerial appointment remained in the balance for the past three months after the Minority led the charge for the suspension of his approval following his alleged abusive remarks against the Judiciary, especially, the Chief Justice on an Accra-based radio station – Montie FM.
Parliament had put on hold the approval of his nomination in August after his vetting by the Appointments Committee.
On Thursday, August 5, 2016, Edward Doe Adjaho, Speaker of Parliament told the house that further discussion needed to be had on his nomination.
John Oti Bless later apologised for the remarks against the Chief Justice.