President Akufo-Addo has appointed the Deputy Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Lariba Zuweira Abudu as Minister designate for Gender, Children and Social Protection.
A statement issued by the Jubilee House and signed by Director of Communication, Mr. Eugene Arhin said this is “in accordance with article 78 of the Constitution. Her appointment is subject to the
approval of Parliament.”
Madam Lariba Zuweira Abudu is also the Member of Parliament for Walewale.
The statement further disclosed that “Pursuant to article 79 of the Constitution, President Akufo-Addo has also nominated Hon. Francisca Oteng Mensah, Member of Parliament for Kwabre East, as Deputy Minister designate for Gender, Children and Social Protection, 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,” the statement concluded.
The Minister for Gender, Children and Social protection became vacant following the dismissal of Madam Sarah Adwoa Safo on 28th July, 2022.
This was contained in a press statement issued by the Presidency on Thursday, July 28, under the signature of the Communications Director, Eugene Arhin.
According to the statement, President Akufo-Addo did so under Article 81(a) of the 1992 Constitution.
“In accordance with Article 81(a) of the Constitution, the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has revoked the appointment of Hon. Sarah Adwoa Safo, Member of Parliament for Dome- Kwabenya, as Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, with immediate effect’” a portion of the statement read.