Former Gender Minister and Member of Parliament for the Dome-Kwabenya constituency, Sarah Adwoa Safo, has publicly addressed her prolonged absence from parliamentary proceedings, offering an unreserved apology to her political party, its leaders, and its members.
In her statement, Adwoa Safo shed light on the personal challenges that she and her family had faced during the period of her absence. She expressed deep remorse for any inconvenience caused by her extended leave and acknowledged that her absence was unintentional.
Addressing key figures within her political party, Adwoa Safo stated, “I want to use this platform to apologize to my party, and leaders of the party. The first is President Akufo-Addo, the Vice President, the Chief of Staff, the Majority Leader, and the entire Majority Caucus.”
She continued, “I want to apologize because it was not intentional; there was a lot going on in my life and that of my family. I am using this medium to plead with you all in the name of God. To my regional executives and my constituency executive, the headquarters of the NPP, I plead with you all, including sympathizers and supporters who love the party and myself, to forgive me for everything that has happened.”
Adwoa Safo’s extended absence from parliamentary sessions had been a matter of significant public discussion in 2022, leading to nationwide debate. This issue first gained prominence when she left the country following the passage of the 2022 budget on November 26, 2021.