Cecilia Dapaah resigns as Sanitation Minister

The Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources, Cecilia Abena Dapaah has resigned.
It emerged on Friday, July 21 that two house helps of the Minister were facing charges before an Accra Circuit Court for allegedly stealing an amount of $1 million, €300,000, and millions of Ghanaian cedis at her residence in Abelenkpe, Accra, in October 2022.

The two, 18-year-old Patience Botwe and 30-year-old Sarah Agyei allegedly stole the monies and personal effects of the couple, between the months of July and October 2022.

Both are charged with one count of conspiracy to commit a crime and five counts of stealing US$1 million, €300,000, and millions of Ghana cedis.

Many people including the Minority Leader, Cassiel Ato Forson called for her resignation to make way for an independent investigation to ascertain the source of the funds considering that she is an Article 71 Office Holder.

Before her resignation, she had reacted to reports of the stolen funds and the ongoing trial and said such reports contained “noticeable inconsistencies.”

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