President Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has expressed optimism towards Cecilia Abena Dapaah’s exoneration following her resignation from office as Sanitation and Water Resources minister.
The President, in a letter indicating his acceptance of the former minister’s resignation said the integrity with which she served the government and the nation will be established after investigations have taken place.
“I am confident, like you, that, at the end of the day, your integrity, whilst in office, will be fully established. I wish you the very best in all your endeavours,” the President said in his letter.
Extolling her excellent service to the government and the nation as a whole, Mr. Akufo-Addo noted he accepted the resignation with regret.
“It is with considerable regret that I accept your resignation, and I applaud your loyalty to the image and standing of the Government.
“The work you undertook during your period in Government was excellent and productive, and I thank you for your wholehearted contribution and devotion to the progress of the Government and the Nation,” he touted.
The former Sanitation and Water Resources Minister, Cecilia Abena Dapaah resigned 24 hours after details of a complaint she lodged at a police station became public.
She reported with her husband about some huge sums of monies and other valuables that were stolen from the bedroom of her Abelemkpe residence where she stays with her daughter and spouse.
The former aide to President John Agyekum Kufuor said the US$1 million, €300,000, millions of undisclosed amount in Ghana Cedis, together with some other items indicated on the charge sheet of an Accra Circuit Court are not a reflection of what she reported to the police.
But the sums involved raised eyebrows regarding how a minister could keep such ransom in her home rather than the bank.
Prior to her resignation, many had called for her suspension and intervention of the Office of the Special Prosecutor to examine the case.