The Dome-Kwabenya Constituency Chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Robert Osei Bonsu, has expressed shock about the statement by embattled former Gender, Children, and Social Protection Minister and Member of Parliament (MP) for Dome-Kwabenya, Sarah Adwoa Safo, that she is ready to serve her constituents better in Parliament after she has been sacked from her position as the Gender Minister.
According to Osei Bonsu, he does not understand why the former Gender Minister is still carrying herself as the MP for the area after abandoning her representational duties at Ghana’s law-making House.
The NPP Dome-Kwabenya Constituency Chairman, reacting to her letter stating her readiness to serve her constituents better said “it may be too late” in the day for the embattled MP who is serving her three-term to go back to the Parliament.
Madam Safo in a letter announced her resolve to turn her attention to her constituency duties after her appointment as Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection was revoked last month by President Nana Akufo-Addo.
She wrote in her response to President Akufo-Addo: “It is with profound gratitude that I express utmost appreciation to you for the opportunity to serve as Minister in both terms of your government.
“Cognizant of my duties to the 75,000 constituents who elected me, this development is opportune and will afford me more time to concentrate on my Parliamentary responsibilities and Constituency engagements as well as consolidate the gains we have made as a government at the Constituency level in our quest to break the eight.”
But Mr Bonsu explained that he as the Constituency Chairman has not even heard from madam Safo in about a year and does not even know where she wrote her letter from.
“Even as the Constituency Chairman, I have not heard from her,” he said. “Not at all, for about a year now. It’s unfortunate.
“Has she finished with what she is doing in the United States now? Is she coming back to be an absentee Parliamentarian or is she now coming back to work? It may be a bit too late for her,” the NPP Dome-Kwabenya Constituency Chairman reiterated.