On Thursday, President Akufo-Addo revoked the appointment of Sarah Adwoa Safo as Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection.

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

But the decision did not seem to take many Ghanaians by surprise.

Most of them said the move by the President against the Dome-Kwabenya MP was long overdue for a legislator who had vacated her seat for almost a year.

There is one final hurdle for Adwoa Safo, this time in Parliament.

Speaker, Alban Bagbin earlier on Thursday, deferred the decision on the fate as a representative of the people in Dome-Kwabenya.

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

Sarah Adwoa Safo failed to appear before the Committee to justify her absence for over fifteen sittings after many attempts by the Committee to reach her.

The Committee then submitted its report to the plenary after its sitting and recommended that the House declares the seat of the MP vacant.

The statement also 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.”

But in regards to this, others are of the view that the president’s decision to add such responsibility to the Minister for Sanitation [Madam Cecilia Abena Dapaah] is a wrong move.

Some also think both the Majority and Minority in parliament have the same mindset of [governing the economy] either worsening the economic conditions or making it better.

Ghanaians react to Adwoa Safo's dismissal as Gender Minister
Ghanaians react to Adwoa Safo's dismissal as Gender Minister

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