The incumbent Member of Parliament for the Dome Kwabenya constituency and current Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection has been in the news for all the wrong reasons lately, but today she hands her honest rebuttal amid rising calls to resign.
In what continues to be a long and never ending row between the MP and other members of parliament from her own party, Hon. Adwoa Sarfo has come under lots of scrutiny for neglecting her civic duties since December 2021. Her excuse? She had to see to some “personal issues” related to family, or as largely known at the time, to seek medical attention for one of her kids in the United States of America. But according to most Ghanaians and experts in the field of politics, the entire situation is unlawful with many calling for her dismissal as she is accused of “wasting” taxpayers.
Like every pressing situation, steps were taken and the MP was subsequently served an invitation by the Privileges Committee of parliament to see to the situation but it seems she never honored it. She went almost silent, until recently when she was asked to air her thoughts on the NPP’s just ended elections for new party executives. “In the last few months that I have been away from duties”, Hon. Adwoa Sarfo emphatically stated. “Albeit not intentionally, I have been a victim of a sustained political witch-hunt by some elements in the NPP and in parliament to achieve their own parochial goals”.
She continued with her rebuttal, “This has left me asking myself if this is happening because I am a woman who for just this one time needed some time off to deal with personal issues which were too dear to share with the larger public. In the face of all this, I have questioned why I have had to be treated differently by not enjoying the famous support of our party leadership both in parliament and at the party level in my most difficult moment”.
It would seem the MPs voice may quell the anger of months gone but following lots of bad perception and concerns raised by even her colleagues in the House of Parliament, what lies next ahead of Hon. Adwoa Sarfo’s rebuttal may lead to her being pardoned or stripped of her honorable position as a Member of Parliament.