Dome-Kwabenya Splits Over Adwoa Safo Removal

A research conducted in the Dome-Kwabenya constituency in the wake of call for the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) to dismiss the Member of Parliament (MP) for Dome-Kwabenya, Sarah Adwoa Safo for absenting herself from the House and stalling government business shows that voters in the constituency are split.

Majority of the voter population, mailing a total of 47 percent are against her recall whilst 44 percent approve the move.

Interestingly, 9 percent of the people are torn between whether she should be recalled or approved her dismissal.

A total of 587 voters were interviewed from all the 10 Electoral Areas of the constituency.

The poll was conducted face-to-face between February 14 to Februaryb19, 2022 with voters selected randomly from the streets, shops, offices and other public places throughout the constituency.

The poll used the Electoral Areas of the constituency as sample frame and allocation of sample quotas was weighted using total registered voters in each Electoral Area using the Electoral Commission’s 2020 voters register.

The poll has 95 percent confidence with +/- 4.045 margin of error.

Names of Electoral Areas the samples were taken are Abokobi 47, Ablor Adjei 23, AGBOGBA 56, Haatso 63, ATOMIC 85, Kwabenya 80, Dome East 105, Dome West 42, Taifa North 53 and Taifa South 33.

The opinion poll carried in the constituency by Global InfoAnalytics is a nonpartisan company that provides data-driven research and insight on politics, policy and business strategy for local and international organisations for better decision-making.

Some constituency executives and known NPP members have accused Adwoa Safo of deliberately holding the government hostage with her continuous absence in Parliament at a time when a hung parliament situation requires the presence of every member to speed up government business.

Recently, a Deputy Trade and Industry Minister, Michael Kofi Okyere Baafi, accused Sarah Adwoa Safo of sabotaging government business.

The New Juabeng South MP explained that her continuous absence in Parliament is making government business in the chamber difficult.

The former Deputy Majority Leader had been absent from Parliament for a while following an extension of her leave which was granted by the President.

She had become the subject of public debate for some months now following allegations that she was impersonated during Parliamentary proceedings on November 30, 2021 because the Majority side needed the numbers at all cost to approve the government’s 2022 budget, which they did despite the disapproval by the minority side.

Meanwhile, Adwoa Safo has been away from the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection as well, after President Akufo-Addo directed the Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, Cecilia Abena Dapaah, to temporarily serve as caretaker Minister since October 2021.

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