President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has denied Cynthia Mamle Morrison, a re-entry into the Ministry for Gender, Children and Social Protection, after the dismissal of Sara Adwoa Safo by nominating another for the position.
Despite, some procurement concerns, Cynthia Mamle Morrison, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Agona West constituency in the Central Region, whom the President and his New Patriotic Party (NPP) had described as having performed creditably during her stint in the ministry, especially at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, was thought to be a possible replacement of her successor.
The President, yesterday nominated two female MPs, as a Minister and Deputy Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, respectively.
They are the MP for Walewale, Lariba Zuweira Abudu and the MP for Kwabre East, Francisca Oteng Mensah.
Their appointments are subject to the approval of Parliament.
“The President is hopeful that Parliament will expedite the approval of his nominees for this important Ministry, so they can assist in the effective delivery of his mandate for his second term in office,” a statement signed by the Director of Communications at the Office of the President, Eugene Arhin said.
The President on July 28, 2022, revoked the appointment of Adwoa Safo, who is also a Member of Parliament for Dome Kwabenya.
The decision by the President, came at a time Parliament was debating her continuous stay in the house after absenting herself from Parliament for more than 15 sitting days without approval from the Speaker.
There had been calls from within and outside the NPP for the third-term Member of Parliament to be sanctioned for her continuous absence.