Adwoa Safo swerves Privileges Committee of Parliament

The member of parliament (MP) for Dome Kwabenya, Sarah Adwoa Safo has failed to appear before the Parliament’s Privileges Committee to answer questions on why she has been absent from the chamber for months.

The Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection has been out of the country for a long while, absenting herself from proceedings of the House.

Madam Safo’s failure to attend parliamentary proceedings was referred to the Committee by Speaker Alban Bagbin for the necessary action.

Two other NPP MPs, Kennedy Agyepong and Henry Quartey were also referred to the Committee for similar reasons.

After earlier efforts to serve an invitation to appear before the Committee on Adwoa Safo failed, the Committee published her invitation in the national dailies. They also gave her the opportunity to be heard via video conferencing but the MP has not shown up, either in person or via the video conference link sent to her.

The committee had earlier sent her invitation and the link to her known addresses in Ghana and abroad, as well as her email addresses and contacts close to her, but to no avail.

At the sitting today, the Committee waited for her to heed the summon but for close to two hours, the Dome Kwabenya MP did not make any appearance.

Earlier, in an interview with JoyNews Adwoa Safo stated that she will resume her duties as an MP and a Gender Minister when her son is fit and healthy.

According to her, she is taking care of her unwell son in the United States and has to ensure all is settled before she returns to the country.

She explained that she has served her constituents for the past 12 years and will not abandon her duties as a Legislator.


Source: Myxyzonline.com|Ghana

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