- After barely a week of firing Sarah Adwoa Safo, the president has appointed her replacement to the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection
- Nana Akufo-Addo has named Madam Lariba Zuweira Abudu as the replacement for Adwoa Safo with Francisca Oteng Mensah as deputy
- Adwoa Safo, Dome Kwabenya MP, was sacked on July 28, 2022 following her long absence from the country and her job
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President Nana Akufo-Addo has named Madam Lariba Zuweira Abudu as the replacement for the dismissed Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Sarah Adwoa Safo.
A statement from the presidency dated August 2, 2022 said Madam Abudu, MP for Walewale who was the deputy minster for the same agency until her appointment, will be assisted by Francisca Oteng Mensah, MP for Kwabre East, as deputy minister.
“The President is hopeful that Parliament will expedite the approval of his nominees for this important Ministry, so they can assist in the effective delivery of his mandate for his second term in office,” the statement signed by Director of Communications at the presidency, Eugene Arhin, said.
Sarah Adwoa Safo was sacked as Gender Minister late last month after her very long absence from her job. The Dome Kwabenya MP for the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has said she is taking care of some personal matters in the United States.
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A motion has also been triggered in Parliament to declare her seat vacant for breaching rules about absenteeism.
Akufo-Addo Sacks Adwoa Safo As Gender Minister
YEN.com.gh reported in a previous story that the president has removed Sarah Adwoa Safo as the Gender, Children, and Social Protection Minister in a statement issued on Thursday, July 28, 2022.
The Sanitation and Water Resources Minister, Madam Cecilia Abena Dapaah, was then directed to continue in her role as the caretaker Gender Minister until a substantive minister was appointed.
When Adwoa Safo was sacked, many commentators on governance issues said the president's decision was long overdue.
Adwoa Safo Alleges Sustained Political Witch Hunt By Certain Elements in NPP And Parliament
The NPP MP WAS dragged before the Privileges Committee of Parliament for her long absence from the house without permission.
She was referred to the committee with two other MPs who had flouted Parliament's rules on absenteeism. However, she was the only one who failed to honour numerous invitations to explain why she had not represented her people consistently for 21 days.
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