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Akufo-Addo to appoint new Sanitation Minister after Dapaah's resignation – Eugene Arhin

Headlines Akufo-Addo to appoint new Sanitation Minister after Dapaah's resignation – Eugene Arhin
SUN, 23 JUL 2023 LISTEN

President Nana Akufo-Addo has accepted the resignation of Cecilia Abena Dapaa as Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, according to a statement from the Jubilee House.

The Sanitation Minister resigned on Saturday following allegations that cash and other valuables totaling millions of cedis were stolen from her home by two domestic workers.

The allegations led to public outcry and calls for her dismissal.

In a Facebook post, Director of Communications at Jubilee House Eugene Arhin said: “The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has accepted the resignation from office of Hon. Cecilia Abena Dapaah as Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources and member of Government."

"President Akufo-Addo applauded Hon. Cecilia Dapaah’s loyalty to the image and standing of his Government, and thanked her also for her wholehearted contribution and devotion to the progress of Government and the Nation. He wished her the best in all her endeavours," the statement added.

Mrs Dapaah was appointed Sanitation Minister in 2017 and oversaw efforts to make Accra the cleanest city in Africa.

Her resignation leaves a vacancy in Akufo-Addo's government.

The President is expected to name a replacement soon.

Mr Arhin further noted in the statement: "The President will soon appoint a new Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources.”

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