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Sarah Adwoa Sarfo Lives On : As she Survives In New Ministerial Appointment

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President  Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo yesterday set tongues wagging with the appointment of Mrs.Sara Adwoa Sarfo as Minister Designate for Gender, Children, and Social Protection.

Many had predicted the end of the road for the young Minister judging from the substandard performance she exhibited at the Procurement Ministry and the fact that Nana Addo had resolved to cut down on the number of Ministers appointed in his first term.

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Mrs.Sarah Adwo Sarfo did not clothe herself in glory being embroiled in the Scholarship Scandal as well as allegations of Procurement breaches in a Jof FM documentary titled contract for sale which resulted in the sacking of the Director of the Public  Procurement Authority James Adjenim.

Like a cat with nine lives, she had survived every turn of the road and appeared much stronger.

Johnie Hughes Posted on his official Twitter handle, Dear President @NAkufoAddo: Sarah Adwoa Safo – Gender Minister? After she achieved the purpose of the procurement ministry? #ContractsForSale Cc: @Manasseh_Azure

She was again engaged in a heated Parliamentary Primaries with Mike Oquaye Jnr. winning with a slim margin of 6 votes

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On Thursday, January 21st,  whiles some of her colleagues were sent home,  she got herself one of the juiciest portfolios, the Gender Ministry.

Established in recent years by President Kuffour, it has risen to become of the most important and decisive Ministries in the governance structure obtaining a seat in a cabinet meeting.

Sara Adwoa Sarfo was elected as an MP  for Dome-Kwabenya in 2012 and was re-elected in 2016 and 2020.

She was deputy Majority Leader in the 7th Parliament and is the only female MP in the country to ascend to the number 2 position on the Majority front.

Sarah Adwoa Safo, a legal practitioner, and daughter of Apostle Dr. Kwadwo Safo, a renowned technologist, philanthropist, and industrialist born on December 28,

At age 17, she entered the University of Ghana, Legon, where she studied law and graduated with a Bachelor of Law (L.L.B.) degree in 2002.

She then continued to the Ghana School of Law and was called to the Bar in October 2004 at the age of 22; making her the youngest lawyer ever to be called to the Ghana Bar.

She furthered her education at the George Washington University Law School in the United States where she obtained a Masters of Law Degree (LLM) in Government Procurement Law in 2005.

She worked briefly with the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Colombia, Washington DC in the United States and thereafter returned to Ghana in 2005.

The legislator joined the law firm Kulendu @ Law, then Zoe, Akyea & Co, as a private legal practitioner and concurrently served on the Mediation Committee of the Legal Aid Board of Ghana as a Mediator.

She was also the first legal advisor to the Legal Department of the PPA, Ghana for two years and was very instrumental in the formulation of the proposals that formed the basis for the creation of the Appeals and Complaint Panel of PPA and the change of the name Public Procurement Board to Public Procurement Authority.

Before her current appointment, she served in the first Akufo-Addo administration as a Minister of State in Charge of Government Procurement from 2017 till 2021.

Adwoa Safo will be replacing Madam Cynthia Mamle Morrison at the Ministry.