Privileges Committee to publish Adwoa Safo’s summons after failed attempts to reach her


The Privileges Committee has summoned the Member of Parliament for Dome-Kwabenya, Sara Adwoa Safo, to appear before it on July 6, 2022, over her absenteeism in the House.

Chairman of the committee, Joseph Osei Owusu directed that the summons be published publicly as the Member of Parliament has been unreachable.

“The Chairman of the Privileges Committee has directed that summons to the Hon. Member for Dome Kwabenya to appear before the Privileges Committee of Parliament on 6th July 2022 at 12:00 noon at Parliament House, New Administration Block, Committee Room 1, 2 & 3 pursuant to Article 103 (6) of the Constitution and Order 205 of the Standing Orders of Parliament be published in all relevant media. This comes after all attempts to reach the Honourable Member by the Committee failed,” a statement from the Parliamentary Service said.

The Privileges Committee has been tasked by the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, to engage Adwoa Safo, Kennedy Agyapong and Henry Quartey over complaints of chronic absenteeism brought against them.

The three are expected to give justifiable reasons for their absenteeism, failure of which actions will be taken to remove them from Parliament.

The Committee said it “has employed all available means, both official and unofficial, to serve the Member with an invitation letter, including sending the invitation letter to her office and pigeonhole in Parliament,” but it is yet to get any response from her.

Meanwhile, Adwoa Safo in a previous interview with Joy News, said she was in the US and had not been served any invitation from the committee.

In a related development, Mr. Elikem Kotoko has called on Ghanaians to direct their anger at the Presidency as well as the leadership of the New Patriotic Party and not Sarah Adwoa Sarfo.

He said it was the duty of the President, who promised to protect the public purse, to direct Sarah Adwoa Sarfo to resign or report to work.

He called on the President to direct Controller and Accountant General to cease payment of salary to Sarah Adwoa Sarfo until she resumes work in Parliament.