Ghana Politics

Adwoa Safo is back in the US, according to Aide

Sarah Adwoa Safo’s aide Nana Dubin Kwapong claims that the troubled MP for Dome Kwabenya has left Ghana once more, contrary to rumors that she had returned after a protracted absence.

He claims that the troubled MP will return to serve the Dome Kwabenya residents once Parliament meets again.

“As we speak, the Honourable Member of Parliament [for Dome Kwabenya] is not in the country, she has gone back to the States and will be back in the country when Parliament reconvenes,” Nana Dubin said in a Joy FM interview on Tuesday, August 16.

According to reports, Sarah Adwoa Safo arrived back in the nation on July 27, 2022, just before Parliament broke for the summer.

Many people are unsure of the Gender Minister’s plans for the future after seeing a recent Facebook post that she made.

Sharing photos of herself in what appeared to be a private jet while looking excited with a cheerful smile, the MP quoted Psalm 23:5 in her caption, “You prepare a table before me, in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over.”

Political witch hunt

The lawmaker previously discussed the difficulties she is having within the dominant New Patriotic Party (NPP).

She claims that she is the target of an ongoing political witch hunt carried out by some members of the NPP and of Parliament in order to further their own narrow agendas.

She expressed dismay at the disparate treatment she is receiving from individuals, including party members, for missing out on official business in order to attend to personal matters regarding her child.

Dismissal from Office as a minister of state

Following calls from detractors to have her fired, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo removed the MP of her ministerial duties after she had been absent from Ghana for nearly a year.

The decision by the President to respond to these calls on July 28 was “in accordance with Article 81(a) of the Constitution, the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has revoked the appointment of Hon Sarah Adwoa Safo, Member of Parliament for Dome Kwabenya, as Minister for Gender, Children, and Social Protection, with immediate effect,” according to a letter signed by Eugene Arhin, Director of Communications.

Constitutional provision

Article 81 of the 1992 Constitution stipulates that the office of a Minister of State or a Deputy Minister shall become vacant if

(a) his appointment is revoked by the President; or

(b) he is elected as Speaker or Deputy Speaker; or

(c) he resigns from office; or

(d) he dies

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