Sarah Adwoa Safo, the MP for Dome-Kwabenya, has finally spoken out after receiving wrath from Ghanaians and members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for her extended absence from Parliament.
Following her flight to the United States and abandonment of her duties as a lawmaker, a lot of claims were made, with outspoken politician Kennedy Agyapong leaking deep secrets about her to the media.
Adwoa Safo, however, stated in an exclusive interview on JoyNews’ The Pulse on Thursday that she will resume her duties as an MP and Minister once her kid is fit and healthy.
The Gender Minister stated that she is now in the United States caring for her ill son and must verify that everything is in order before returning to the nation.
She stated that she has served her constituency for the past 12 years and that she will not relinquish her legislative obligations.
“I will be returning definitely to serve my people. I lead and serve the people of Dome-Kwabenya and I have done that for the past 12 years and I know exactly what my responsibilities are and I am definitely going to do that.
“As you know, my son is unwell and has to transition to school, so I have to ensure that all that is settled before I can resume my duties and that is exactly what I am doing,” she said.
She added: “I have been doing a lot to take care of my children which the law requires and as you know here in the foreign land, I have to comply with whatever I am directed to do and until all that is sorted out, I have to do what I have to do and then I will return to my duties.”
The MP was expected to appear before the Privileges Committee on May 27 for her 15-day absence from Parliament without the Speaker’s permission.
Adwoa Sarfo however disclosed that she has not been served any notice to appear before Parliament’s Privileges Committee.
“As we speak I don’t know that I have been invited. I have to be served. I am not aware any such thing has been given to me. I am just hearing it from you,” she said during the interview with the news channel.