Sanitation Minister Cecilia Dapaah Resigns; Sends Emotional Msg To Nana Addo


The Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources, Cecilia Dapaah , has resigned from her position, after purportedly being robbed of huge sums of Ghana cedis and dollars.

In a letter dated, Saturday, July 22, 2023 and addressed to the President, the minister said her resignation is to allow for government business to continue.

“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.”

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Madam Cecilia Dapaah also thanked H.E Nana Addo for having given her the opportunity to contribute to the nation’s development

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

Earlier in a press statement, Mrs Dapaah indicated there were inconsistencies in the complaint and what had been reported in the public domain from the charge sheet and court proceedings.

“There are noticeable inconsistencies between what is being discussed in the public domain and the thrust of the original complaint on the matter,” the Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources stated in response to media reports on money stolen from her residence.

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.

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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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Read the full letter of resignation by the Sanitation Minister, Cecilia Dapaah:

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