President Must Sack Adwoa Safo Immediately – NPP MP
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Mpraeso, Davis Opoku Ansah has called on President Akufo Addo to immediately sacked the Minister for Gender, Children, and Social Protection Layer Sarah Adwoa Safo.
Mr. Ansah believes that Madam Sarah, who is the MP for Dome-Kwabenya, has been absent from duty for a long time now and it’s also time for her replacement.
The MP’s comment comes a few days after his colleague called the intimidate of persons demanding her sacked after being out of the country for almost a year.
In an interview, the Minister indicated that nobody can sack her from the ministerial position apart from President Nana Akufo-Addo.
Also, the emphasis on the power to hire and fire in government solely relies on the President and the latter is aware of her condition and wouldn’t allow it if she had no just reasons.
Mr. Ansah also added that Madam Sarah is taking the party and government for granted. “She is a minister of state, appointed to serve the people of Ghana, and has been out of office for almost two years now. I feel the time is now for her to be relieved of her job. The President must crack the whip because the ministry is suffering.”
“As for the parliamentary duties, the privileges committee is handling it and if she refuses to appear, it will be contempt,” he said.
President Nana Addo in October 2021 extended Adwoa Safo’s leave which she request for personal reasons and was expected to have ended on August 31, 2021, however she is still unable to resume and ask for more time again.
The Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, Cecilia Abena Dapaah has been directed to act as caretaker Minister in her absence and up to date.