The Democratic Forum has petitioned President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to, as a matter of urgency, replace Adwoa Safo who is the Gender Minister for her continual absence from duty for months now.
The sector Minister has been on on leave for more than a year. Care taker Minister Madam Cecilia Abean Dapaah was appointed by the President.
But in a petition signed by Dr. Frank Amoakohene, the Executive Director of Democratic Forum, the group wants the President to make new nominations or confirm the deputy as a substantive minister to enable her to lead the ministry to attain the set-out vision of the ministry.
It would be recalled that Hon. Adwoa Safo’s absence from parliamentary duties and ministerial assignments has been of public concern for months now. It is unclear why the Minister has been out of the public space and away from both her ministerial and law making duties for that long.
The privileges committee was petitioned and is currently probing her for appropriate actions to be taken to get the MP back to her MP duties.
The Democratic forum however believes that leadership at the Gender Ministry must not be in a vacuum on account of her absence from work.
Adwoa Safo has been out of the country since December 2021. She has missed her Parliamentary duties since the beginning of 2022 as well as abandoning her duty as the Gender Minister.