Minister for Gender, Children and Social protection, Sarah Adwoa Safo has been sacked from her role.
The revocation of her appointment was carried in a statement signed by the Director of Communications at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin.
The decision, according to the statement was taken by President Nana Akufo-Addo in accordance with article 81 (a) of the 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,” the statement said.
Meanwhile, Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, Madam Cecilia Abena Dapaah as been asked to continue to act as caretaker Minister for the Ministry of Gender until further notice.
“The Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, Madam Cecilia Abena Dapaah, will continue to act as caretaker Minister for the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, until such a time that President Akufo-Addo appoints a substantive Minister,” the statement added.
The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, earlier today deferred his ruling on the Dome Kwabenya MP who has been cited for absenteeism.
At stake was whether the Dome Kwabenya seat would have been declared vacant after the MP failed to honour summons by the Privileges Committee, which considered her absenteeism.
Speaking after a debate on the report by the Privileges Committee, Mr. Bagbin said he needed time to submit a written ruling.