President Akufo-Addo has accepted the resignation of Cecilia Dapaah as the Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources.
The President in a statement accepted the resignation of the Minister and thanked her for her loyalty to his government’s image.
The Director of Communications at the presidency, Mr Eugene Arhin added that President Akufo-Addo also wishes Madam Cecilia Dapaah well in her future endeavors.
“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 President will soon appoint a new Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources.”
The Minister resigned from her post after news broke that her house helps had allegedly stolen over 1 million dollars from her private residence.
In her resignation, she explained that her decision to resign was “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.”
Two house helps of the Minister and three others are standing trial before an Accra Circuit Court for allegedly stealing an amount of $1 million, €300,000, and millions of Ghanaian cedis at the former minister’s residence at Abelenkpe, Accra, in October 2022.