Sarah Adwoa Safo has been fired as the minister of gender by President Nana Akufo-Addo.
This was stated in a press release sent out by the Jubilee House on Thursday, July 28. Eugene Arhin, the director of communications, signed it. President Akufo-Addo allegedly did so in accordance with Article 81(a) of the 1992 Constitution.According to Article 81(a) of the constitution, the statement said, “With immediate effect, the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has revoked the appointment of Hon. Sarah Adwoa Safo, Member of Parliament (MP) for Dome-Kwabenya, as Minister for Gender, Children, and Social Protection.”
Until President Akufo-Addo names a substantive Minister, the statement continued, “the Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, Madam Cecilia Abena Dapaah, would continue to operate as the Caretaker Minister.”
Alban Bagbin, Speaker of Parliament, earlier today postponed making a decision regarding Miss Safo’s future as a Dome Kwabenya MP.
After listening to arguments from both sides of the aisle on Thursday, Mr. Bagbin announced that he would give the House a written decision supported by reasons at the following meeting.
After numerous fruitless attempts by the Committee to contact Madam Safo, she did not appear before the Committee to explain her absence for more than 15 sittings.
Following its meeting, the Committee presented its findings to the full House, recommending that the MP’s seat be declared vacant.