Akufo-Addo Acknowledges Cecilia Dapaah’s Resignation

The President, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has accepted the resignation of the Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, Cecilia Abena Dapaah following allegations of her involvement in a criminal case.

Dapaah submitted her resignation letter to President Akufo-Addo on Saturday, July 22, 2023, in response to an issue about a theft case at her residence in Abelemkpe, a suburb of Accra.

The case is currently being sought after at the Circuit Court, with five accused persons charged with stealing cash from Dapaah’s home.

Madam Dapaah, who was previously appointed as Minister for Aviation in January 2017 before being reassigned to the Sanitation and Water Resources Ministry, clarified in her letter that she does not want her personal matters to impact negatively on the work of the government. She also communicated her readiness to cooperate fully with any state agencies conducting probes.

The media have been abuzz with news about the purported theft and the significant sums of money that were stolen from Dapaah’s home.
However, Dapaah elucidated that the figures circulating in the media do not accurately reflect what she and her spouse had reported to the Police.

Dapaah’s resignation letter stated, “I am resigning therefore because I do not want this matter to become a preoccupation of government and a hindrance to the work of government at such a crucial time.”

In her missive, Madam Dapaah expressed gratitude to President Akufo-Addo for the opportunity to serve the nation and expressed her hope that her integrity would be reaffirmed once the facts surrounding the case are established.

It stays to be seen how these current developments will impact on the political geography, as well as the ongoing inquiries into the reported theft.

© 2023 • Story By Edem Latsu Nukafu

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