Asante-Akim North MP Andy Appiah-Kubi Criticizes President Akufo-Addo’s Supportive Comments Towards Resigned Minister Cecilia Dapaah

Asante-Akim North Member of Parliament (MP), Andy Appiah-Kubi, has expressed his disapproval of President Akufo-Addo’s recent comments lauding the integrity of the former Sanitation and Water Resources Minister, Cecilia Dapaah. The minister resigned from her position on July 22, following reports that substantial amounts of money were found in her residence, some of which had allegedly been stolen by two domestic workers who are now facing prosecution, along with other accomplices.

In her resignation letter addressed to the President, Madam Dapaah stated that she chose to step down to prevent this issue from becoming a burden on the government and obstructing its work.

Nevertheless, upon accepting her resignation, President Akufo-Addo commended her loyalty and outstanding performance during her tenure. He also expressed confidence in her integrity and expressed hope that her reputation would remain untarnished after the conclusion of official investigations. However, MP Andy Appiah-Kubi believes that the President’s remarks were unnecessary and prejudicial given the ongoing investigations.

“I am confident like you, that, at the end of the day, your integrity whilst in office will be fully established,” he said.

But the Asante-Akim North lawmaker who was speaking on TV3 on Saturday, July 29, said the President should have kept his comments to himself. 

He thus quizzed the President what will be his view should a contrary finding be found against the embattled former minister. 

“The president’s comments were very unnecessary. If he had any comments, he could have given to another person that he had. But putting those comments out was very unnecessary because if the state institutions finds her culpable, would the president eat back his words? Again, that is his opinion but I wouldn’t do that because it’s unnecessary and kind of prejudicial.”

Meanwhile, the Office of the Special Prosecutor has placed the resigned minister under arrest for suspected corruption and corruption-related offences and subsequently conducted a search of her home. 

The OSP has said it will update the public on completion of its investigation. 

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