Adwoa Safo back in Parliament

The Member of Parliament for the Dome Kwabenya Constituency, Sarah Adwoa Safo, has expressed her excitement about coming back to perform her duties as the MP to her constituents.

The lawmaker for the first time appeared in Parliament after she and two other MPs were summoned before the Privileges Committee of Parliament for violating the rules of absenting themselves from Parliament for fifteen sitting days.

Adwoa Safo was lauded by her colleague MPs for her arrival especially those on the minority side and after sitting for about thirty minutes, she left the chamber of Parliament.

“It feels good to be back,” the Member of Parliament said in a brief interview.

The Former Deputy Majority Leader last year requested a leave of absence, however, a statement released by Mr. Eugene Arhin, the Director of Communication at the Presidency said Adwoa Safo’s leave was to have ended on August 31, 2022 but was later extended indefinitely.

President Akufo-Addo on July 28, 2022, sacked the Member of Parliament from her ministerial role at the Ministry of Gender, Children, and Social Protection after failing to work dutifully.

The Right Hon. Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin who ruled on the absenteeism case gave clearance based on the report presented by the Privileges Committee.

“The preliminary objection for the admissibility of the report is hereby dismissed.”

“It is for the House that will go through it because the mandate given to an MP, representation is so crucial that it cannot be left to the subjective view of any person or group of people but the whole house.” The Speaker of Parliament said.

The Former Minister for Gender, children, and social protection has therefore assured her constituents of her commitment to work for the betterment of the constituency.

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