Founder and President of IMANI Centre for Policy and Education, Franklin Cudjoe.

Founding President of the IMANI Centre for Policy and Education says President Akufo-Addo delayed in sacking Sarah Adwoa Safo as the Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection

Franklin Cudjoe decision was long overdue.

“It is long overdue, and we are so grateful”, he said in a Facebook post. 

President Akufo-Addo on Thursday, July 28, relieved Sarah Adwoa Safo as the Minister. 

Her sack was contained in a press statement issued by the Presidency under the signature of the Communications Director, Eugene Arhin. 

According to the statement, President Akufo-Addo did so under Article 81(a) of the 1992 Constitution.

“In accordance with Article 81(a) of the Constitution, the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has revoked the appointment of Hon. Sarah Adwoa Safo, Member of Parliament for Dome- Kwabenya, as Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, with immediate effect’” a portion of the statement read.

The statement added that,” the Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, Madam Cecilia Abena Dapaah, will continue to act as the Caretaker Minister, until such a time that President Akufo-Addo appoints a substantive Minister.”

Meanwhile, Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin deferred the decision on the fate of Sarah Adwoa Safo as a Dome-Kwabenya MP.

Alban Bagbin after listening to debates from both sides of the House on Thursday said he will present a reasoned written ruling to the House at the next sitting.