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Adwoa Safo will be in Parliament after recess – Aide confirms

Nana Dubin Kwapong, an aide to the embattled Member of Parliament for Dome Kwabenya, Sarah Adwoa Safo, has stated that the MP will take her seat in parliament when the lawmaking chamber resumes from recess in October.

If she attends to business in the House as planned, it will end a 10-month absence that started in January 2022, when she left Ghana for the United States.

“The Member of Parliament for Dome-Kwabenya will be present after Parliament’s recess and will take any decision the Speaker of Parliament gives in good stride,” Dublin is quoted to have said per a Class FM online report.

She will also be in the house, all things being equal when Speaker Alban Bagbin delivers his ruling on whether her seat should be declared vacant as per a Privileges Committee report or that the plenary should be allowed to vote on same.

Bagbin deferred the ruling on the final day of the last sitting stating that he wanted to consult the ‘old lady’ and to be able to deliver a detailed ruling on the issue. The Minority doesn’t want her removed till she is given a hearing but the Majority wants her axed immediately.

Adwoa Safo formally wrote this week to the President to communicate her acceptance of her dismissal as the Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection.

In a letter dated August 5, Sarah Adwoa Safo indicated that the revocation of her ministerial appointment will afford her the opportunity to focus more on the developmental needs of her constituents.

She wrote in her letter that she is “cognizant of my duties to the 75,000 constituents who elected me…”

“…this development is opportune and will afford me more time to concentrate on my Parliamentary responsibilities and Constituency engagements as well as consolidate the gains we have made as a government at the Constituency level in our quest to break the eight,” the statement added.

Sarah Adwoa Safo, however, expressed gratitude to the Presidency for the opportunity to work at the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo relieved the MP of her ministerial position on July 28 after staying outside the country for close to eight months amid calls from critics to get her axed.

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