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Adwoa Safo sacked from her role as Gender Minister; Details drop

Adwoa Safo sacked from her role as Gender Minister

President Nana Akufo-Addo has fired Sarah Adwoa Safo, the minister for gender, children, and social welfare.

According to a statement from the Presidency’s Director of Communications, Eugene Arhin, Sarah Adwoa Safo, who is also a member of parliament for Dome Kwabenya, had her appointment cancelled by the President in compliance with article 81(a) of the constitution.

The President’s decision was made when Parliament was discussing whether she should continue to dwell in the house after being away for more than 15 sitting days without the Speaker’s consent.

Alban Bagbin, the Speaker of Parliament, earlier today postponed making a decision about Adwoa Safo, who was given a note for being absent.

At stake was whether the Dome Kwabenya seat would have been declared empty when Adwoa Safo did not respect her summons by the Privileges Committee, which assessed her absenteeism.

Mr. Bagbin stated that he required more time to submit a formal decision following a discussion on the report by the Privileges Committee.

Until the President appoints a permanent Minister for the Gender Ministry, Cecilia Abena Dapaah, Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, will continue to serve in that capacity.

Below is a statement by the Presidency:

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