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Information reaching Onuaonline indicate the Presidency has relieved Sarah Adwoa Safo of her duties as Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection.

The directive comes weeks after calls have come for the Minister’s head following her refusal to appear before the Privileges Committee of Parliament after being summoned along with two other MPs for absenting herself for 15 sittings.

Prior to being hauled before the Committee, the Dome Kwabenya Member of Parliament had sought permission from the president for some vacation where the Water and Sanitation Minister, Cecilia Abena Dapaah was asked to take over her role until her return.

She sought for extension for her leave until it became clear that she wouldn’t be returning anytime soon.

In the released issued by the Director of Communications at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin, the decision is with immediate effect.

“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 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,untilsuch a time that President Akufo-Addo appoints a substantive Minister,” it stated.

By Felix Anim-Appau|