Adwoa Sarfo apologizes to NPP
Sarah Adwoa Sarfo, the Member of Parliament representing Dome Kwabenya, has issued an apology to President Akuffo Addo and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for her prolonged absence from parliamentary duties.
In a Facebook video broadcast on September 14, the former Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection acknowledged her inappropriate actions, citing personal challenges.
She expressed regret to the party leadership, parliamentary leaders, President Akuffo Addo, Vice President Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, the Chief of Staff, and her constituents, emphasizing that her absence was not intended as disrespect and seeking forgiveness.
Regarding the reactions of her constituents, there appear to be mixed opinions. Some accepted her apology but indicated that she might not be considered for the 2024 parliamentary election.
They noted that while she has the right to contest, the delegates would ultimately decide. Others believed she should be pardoned and given another chance.
Sarah Adwoa Sarfo had previously faced scrutiny for her absence from parliamentary duties, with some members of the Majority Caucus even calling for her seat to be declared vacant.
However, the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, deferred his ruling on the matter, as it was debated whether her seat should be declared vacant due to her prolonged absence.
Notably, Adwoa Sarfo had been absent from both her parliamentary and ministerial duties for nearly a year during a period when her presence was needed for crucial parliamentary votes, such as the Electronic Transaction Levy (E-Levy).