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Adwoa Safo fired as Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection

By Justice Kofi Bimpeh
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Minister for Gender, Children and Social protection, Sarah Adwoa Safo has been sacked from her role as Minister for Gender and Social Protection by President Nana Akufo-Addo.

In a statement by the Director of Communications at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin said the President in accordance with article 81 (a) of the constitution revoked the appointment of Sarah Adwoa Safo, who is also Member of Parliament for Dome Kwabenya.

Meanwhile, the leadership of the People’s National Convention (PNC) has appealed to the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to deal with Adwoa Safo’s case with a relatively human face.

General Secretary for the PNC Janet Asaana Nabla whiles delivering her party’s solidarity message at the ongoing NPP National Delegates Conference appealed to the ruling party to deal with Adwoa Safo’s situation with kids’ gloves.

This is because, she told the gathering at the Accra Sports Stadium, if her seat is declared vacant, it will affect the already dwindled female representation in Parliament.

She, therefore, called on the NPP to reconsider their decision to deal with Adwoa Safo for absenting herself from Parliament for almost a year.

The Dome-Kwabenya lawmaker Sarah Adwoa Safo’s seat is said to have been declared vacant after she failed to appear before the Privileges Committee of Parliament to explain why she has absented herself for 15 consecutive sittings without permission from the Parliamentary leadership.

Janet Asaana Nabla believes that Adwoa Safo’s exit from Parliament will really deepen the sex disparity in the House.