Sarah Adwoa Safo, the representative for Dome-Kwabenya, has promised her constituents that she will continue to serve them as their legislator.
She received the assurance a few days after her return from the United States, when it appeared that pressures around her political career had subsided.
In order to cope with certain personal concerns, Madam Sarah Adwoa Safo had been absent since the first months of 2021.
She was due to complete her leave on August 31, 2021, however by October 6, 2021, Director of Communications Eugene Arhin of the Presidency had stated that it will be extended indefinitely.
She violated the parliament’s 15-sitting-day absenteeism standard during the period by her ongoing absence from the nation and, subsequently, from parliament.
Due to this, the Speaker decided to report her and two other MPs to the Parliament’s Privileges Committee so that they may investigate her absence and offer recommendations to the House.
Although attempts to engage the troubled MP in conversation about her absence have been fruitless, the House will discuss whether or not to declare her seat empty in the coming days.
Even among her own supporters and party members, the New Patriotic Party (NPP), some of whom claimed that she was determined to hold the party and government to ransom, her actions over the period had sparked debates in the public sphere and caused tensions.
However, the MP who was relieved of her duties as Minister for Gender, Children, and Social Protection has said that she will continue to serve as the representative for the Dome-Kwabenya people.
On November 6, 2022, the former minister gave thanks at a few churches in her district saying:
“Thanks to the whole constituency, especially Taifa, for all the prayers and all the support. I know I will be back and I will continue to be your Member of Parliament.”