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Sanitation Minister Cecilia Dapaah RESIGNS after reporting house helps for theft

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Cecilia Dapaah, Minister for Sanitation

11 months ago
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Minister for Sanitation, Cecilia Dapaah has resigned following a public backlash after reporting a case of theft involving her house helps.

The Minister caused the arrest and prosecution of her domestic workers after realizing they had stolen $1 million, 300000 Euros and millions of cedis in cash kept in her house as well as other items.

Cecilia Dapaah, in a letter on Saturday, July 22, 2023 said; "I am resigning therefore 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".

Read full letter below:

Mr. President,

LETTER OF RESIGNATION

I write to inform you that I wish to resign from my position as Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources.

It has been a great privilege and honour for me to have been given the opportunity to serve in your government and an even greater honour to have worked to try and bring your great vision for our country to fruition.

Since yesterday, Friday, July 21, 2023, social and traditional media have been full of stories about a court case involving a theft that took place last year in the home I live with my husband and daughter. The stories sought to suggest that I own various huge sums of foreign currencies and millions of Ghana cedis which have been stolen from Whereas I can stale emphatically that those figures do notrepresent correctly what my husband and I reported to the Police, I am very much aware of the import of such stories around someone in my position.

I am resigning therefore 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.

I intend to cooperate fully with all state agencies to enable them fully establish the facts.

I have no doubt whatsoever that at the end of the processes, it will be fully established that I have conducted myself with integrity during my period in public service and I will be fully exonerated from all the allegations that have filled the public domain in the past 24 hours.

I thank you my dear, Mr President, for the honour done me in giving me the opportunity to serve our beautiful nation Ghana.

Sincerely,

Cecila Abena Dapaah (MS)

 

source: theannouncergh.com