My absence from Parliament in 2022 was not intentional – Adwoa Safo. Sarah Adwoa Safo, a member of Parliament Dome Kwabenya, has stated that her absence from Parliament in 2022 was not planned.
She thus reaffirmed her support for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the government of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
Madam Adwoa Safo stated during a meeting with the NPP leadership at the party headquarters that her absence from Parliament in 2022 was not planned.
Following her long absence from the House and the Ministry of Gender and Social Protection, Sarah Adwoa Safo was the subject of numerous media discussions last year.
The former Deputy Majority Leader requested a leave of absence in 2021 to attend to personal matters, but in a statement signed and issued by the Director of Communications at the Presidency, Mr. Eugene Arhin, it was explained that Adwoa Safo’s leave was to have ended on August 31, 2021, but was further extended indefinitely.
Attempts by Parliament’s Privileges Committee to compel the legislator to explain her continued absence from the House were futile.
The committee had failed to reach an agreement in its recommendations on whether her absence for more than the required 15 days without permission justified her seat being declared vacant.
Following that, President Akufo-Addo relieved her of her duties as Minister of Gender, Children, and Social Protection. My absence from Parliament in 2022 was not intentional – Adwoa Safo
She expressed her desire to remain in Parliament and represent her constituents upon her return from the United States.