What A Year It Has Been; Adwoa Sarfo Reacts On Her Birthday

The Member of Parliament For Dome-Kwabenya Constituency, Sarah Adwoa Sarfo has clocked 41 years today.

In a social media post showing gratitude to God, she indicated that she has been delivered from a lot in the year.

The lawmaker was the subject of contention from 2021 when she abandoned her Ministerial role for her family in the United States Of America.

A section of Ghanaians had called for her dismissal both from the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection and Parliament.

Adwoa Sarfo was referred to the Privileges Committee in Parliament on April 5, 2022, by the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin for absenting herself from 15 Parliamentary sittings without permission.

The referral was in accordance with Article 97 (1)(c) of the constitution which says that a seat in Parliament will be declared vacant “if he (an MP) is absent, without the permission in writing of the Speaker and he is unable to offer a reasonable explanation to the Parliamentary Committee on Privileges from fifteen sittings of a meeting of Parliament during any period that Parliament has been summoned to meet and continues to meet”.


In the course of the Committee’s probe, Adwoa Sarfo who failed to avail herself told the nation she was attending to family issues.

But the Member of Parliament for Asawase Constituency and Minority Chief Whip in Parliament, Muntaka Mubarak later revealed Adwoa Sarfo was in America to avoid losing custody over her kids to the United States Social Welfare.

According to him, she was on the verge of losing her kids and therefore needed to remain there.

Additionally, he revealed that the Dome Kwabenya MP didn’t stay away from Parliamentary sittings all the while without going through the Parliamentary laid down procedures.

Somewhere in August, President Akufo-Addo dismissed her from her Ministerial post and appointed her former deputy to the role.

In reaction to that in a letter to the President, she said the development will enable her to focus on the constituency she represents in Parliament when she returns.

“Cognizant of my duties to the 75,000 constituents who elected me, this development is an 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 government at the constituency level in our quest to break the eight”, she said.

She returned to Ghana in November and has assumed her parliamentary duties since then.

It appears her fellow majority caucus in Parliament who wanted her out failed at it.

In her 41st birthday social media post, she exclaimed, “What a year it has been”.

“But God has seen me through it all. To God be the Glory”, she added.

Source: opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini

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