Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources, Hon. Cecilia Dapaah has resigned from her position. This follows the public uproar both on social media and traditional media on the amount of money that she kept in her home and has been stolen.
The Hon. Minister announced her resignation in a letter dated Saturday, July 22, 2023. She addressed the President in the wake of her scandal.
Cecilia Dapaah indicated in the statement that the monies being mentioned in the news reportage are incorrect. But she is still opting to resign so as not to distract from government business.
Read statement by Cecilia Dapaah below…
”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 my home.
“Whereas I can state emphatically that those figures do not represent correctly what my husband and I reported to the Police. I’m 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’ve 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.” she wrote.