I will now get time for my constituents since I am no more minister – Adwoa Safo.
Erstwhile Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, and lawmaker for Dome- Kwabenya, Adwoa Safo has said she will now have ample time for her constituents, since she’s no more a minister.
Her removal as the Minister for Gender, Children, and Social Protection, according to the Dome-Kwabenya MP, will allow her to better concentrate on her legislative responsibilities.
She however expressed appreciation to the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, for giving her the chance to serve in his government and the good people of Ghana.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo revoked Sarah Adwoa Safo’s appointment as minister of gender, children, and social protection on July 28, 2022.
The President withdrew the appointment with immediate effect, according to a letter from Eugene Arhin, Director of Communications at the Presidency.
The letter instructed Cecilia Abena Dapaah, the interim minister, to carry out her duties until a permanent minister was chosen.
Adwoa Safo’s continued position as the minister of gender despite her absence from the country since 2021 has drawn criticism from several quarters in recent months.
Adwoa Safo stated that she is “cognizant of [her] duties to the 75,000 constituents who elected me…”
“Tthis development is opportune and will afford me more time to concentrate on my Parliamentary responsibilities and Constituency engagements as well as consolidate the gains we have made as a government at the Constituency level in our quest to break the eight.”
Expressing gratitude, the lawmaker said “It is with profound gratitude that I [she] express utmost appreciation to you for the opportunity to serve as Minister in both terms of your government.”
In other news, the latest update from Bloomberg indicates that the Ghanaian Cedi is now the worst performing currency in the world.
The Ghana Cedi is currently in ruins, according to Bloomberg, having lost more than GHC2 in value over the past week alone, aggravating the currency’s ongoing depreciation versus key foreign currencies.
As inflation keeps dictating its decline, Ghana’s economy is fighting for its life. The effects of the Cedi’s ongoing decline are already being felt by the average Ghanaian.
This month, the Cedi rating sank even lower to junk according to ratings from Fitch and S&P. Continue reading here.