Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources, Cecilia Abena Dapaah has resigned from her position following calls by the public to do so.
The Minister, whose resignation is yet to be accepted by the President, says there are inconsistencies surrounding the facts she reported to the police about some monies and items that got missing in her home last year and what’s being circulated on both social and traditional media.
“I am resigning therefore because I do not want this matter to become a preoccupation of government and a hindrance to the work of government at such a crucial time,” portions of her resignation letter stated.
Find below the full statement for her resignation
LETTER OF RESIGNATION
I write to inform you that I wish to resign from my position as Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources.
It has been a great privilege and honour for me to have been given the opportunity to serve in your government and an even greater honour to have worked to try and bring your great vision for our country to fruition.
Since yesterday, Friday, July 21, 2023, social and traditional media have been full of stories about a court case involving a theft that took place last year in the home I live with my husband and daughter.
The stories sought to suggest that I own various huge sums of foreign currencies and millions of Ghana cedis which have been stolen from
Whereas I can state emphatically that those figures do not represent correctly what my husband and I reported to the Police, I am very much aware of the import of such stories around someone in my position.
I am resigning therefore because I do not want this matter to become a preoccupation of government and a hindrance to the work of government at such a crucial time.
I intend to cooperate fully with all state agencies to enable them fully establish the facts.
I have no doubt whatsoever that at the end of the processes, it will be fully established that I have conducted myself with integrity during my period in publc service and I will be fully exonerated from all the allegations that have filled the public domain in the past 24 hours.
I thank you my dear, Mr President, for the honour done me in giving me the opportunity to serve our beautiful nation Ghana.