The Minister for Women, Gender and Social Protection, Sarah Adwoa Safo, is being accused of blackmailing government.

According to reports, the Dome-Kwabenya MP is using her seat as a bargaining chip to frustrate government business.

A livid New Juaben South MP, Michael Okyere Baafi, who made the allegation, said the leadership in Parliament is also evasive when it comes to her issues.

“All the problems government is facing are attributable to Adwoa Safo. Clearly, her intention and posture show that she wants to sabotage NPP,” he said in an interview on Kumasi-based Hello FM.

He revealed how they had to beg Miss Safo countless times to come to Parliament due to their limited numbers.

Knowing her critical role in getting government bills passed in Parliament, the New Juaben South MP said she has decided to use that to frustrate the government.

“She said she will not come to Parliament if she is not given the Deputy Majority Leader position,” he disclosed.

“All 136 NPP MPs are always in Parliament except for Adwoa Safo. One person cannot hold the party to ransom,” he fumed.

He urged Ms Safo to relinquish her seat if she is no more interested in serving her nation.

Sarah Adwoa Safo had been absent from Parliament for a while following an extension of her leave which was granted by the President in 2021.

She had become the subject of public debate some months ago following allegations that she was impersonated during Parliamentary proceedings on November 30, 2021, because the Majority side needed the numbers at all cost to approve the government’s 2022 budget.

The controversy was excavated when videos and photos of a woman believed to be an imposter at the proceedings in Parliament went viral on social media.

In the video, the woman was seen wearing a nose mask, leaving the chamber right after the headcount which led to the approval of the budget statement.

Meanwhile, Madam Adwoa Safo has been away from the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection Ministry as well, after President Akufo-Addo directed the Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, Cecilia Abena Dapaah, to temporarily serve as caretaker Minister in October 2021.