Who is Sarah Adwoa Safo in Ghana?
Sarah Adwoa Safo is a Ghanaian lawyer, politician, women’s advocate, and Member of Parliament for Dome-Kwabenya Constituency in Accra.
Until her dismissal by President Nana Addo on Thursday, 28th July, 2022, Adwoa Safo was Ghana’s Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection.
In July, 2019, she was honored by Glitz Africa as one of the Top 100 Inspirational Women of The Year.
Ms Adwoa Safo became the first Ghanaian female Deputy Majority Leader of the 7th Parliament of the Republic of Ghana.
She is the first-ever woman Chairperson of the Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Association of Ghana’s Parliament.
Adwoa Safo is also the first-ever female Member of Parliament for the Dome-Kwabenya Constituency.
On September 7th, 2018, she received the “Sustainable Procurement Transformation Award” at the maiden edition of Ghana Procurement & Supply Chain Awards.
Since 2013, the Legislator has been the New Patriotic Party Member of Parliament (MP) for the Dome-Kwabenya Constituency in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana.
She was heavily trolled recently in Ghana for speaking what is termed as #LAFA (Locally Aquired Foreign Accent) during an interview with Joy FM.
- Who is Sarah Adwoa Safo in Ghana?
- Sisters and Brothers
- Early Life
- Education, School
- Who is Adwoa Safo’s husband Hanny Mouhtiseb?
- Kennedy Agyapong
- Career In Law
- Minister of State
- Who is the current MP for Dome Kwabenya?
- I’m a victim of political witch-hunt – Adwoa Safo
- Adwoa Safo sacked as Gender Minister by President Akufo-Addo
- Net Worth
- Foundation, Charity
Sarah Adwoa Safo was born on Monday, December 28th, 1981.
The Member of Parliament for Dome Kwabenya celebrates her birthday on every 28th December.
Adwoa Safo is currently 40 years old and will be 41 years come December this year, 2022.
Sarah Adwoa Safo is a pure Asante girl.
The Dome-Kwabenya MP hails from Bekwai in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.
Sarah Adwoa Safo was born to the famous Ghanaian innovator and industrialist, Apostle Dr Kwadwo Safo Kantanka and Madam Ewurama Serwaa (original) in Accra, Ghana.
In 2018, the mother of Adwoa Safo sadly passed on after a short illness.
Father Apostle Dr Kwadwo Safo Kantanka
Adwoa Safo cherishes her father, Apostle Dr Kwadwo Safo Kantanka, so much that she celebrates him wherever she goes.
Apostle Dr Kwadwo Safo Kantaka is a famous Ghanaian industrialist and one of the wealthiest Ghanaian innovators.
Apostle Dr Kwadwo Safo Kantaka was born on 26th August, 1948, at Bekwai in the Ashanti Region of Ghana
He is the founder and leader of Kristo Asafo Mission in Ghana.
Apostle Kwadwo Safo is popularly referred to as “THE SHINNING STAR OF AFRICA”.
It must be noted, that the biological mother of Sarah Adwoa Safo, Madam Ewurama Serwaa (original) is still alive and kicking, and not dead.
She is still officially married to Apostle Dr Kwadwo Safo Kantanka and together, they have 3 children, including Sarah Adwoa Safo, the eldest; Nana Becky/Rebecca, the second eldest; and Nana Yaw, the last born.
Madam Ewurama Serwaa currently lives in the United Kingdom (UK).
Now, the late Madam Emily Engman aka Maa Emmy, who was widely mistaken for Sarah Adwoa Safo’s biological mum, died at the age of 56 years in August, 2018.
Madam Emily Engman’s One Week Celebration, which took place at the Atomic Park on September 2nd, 2018, was attended by the Vice-President of Ghana, Dr Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia; the Chief of Staff, Hon. Frema Osei-Opare; and former Defense Minister, Kwame Addo-Kufuor.
Another personality who attended the funeral was hilarious Kumawood actor, Akrobeto.
There were many high-profile government officials and Members of Parliament from both the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and National Democratic Congress who attended the One Week Celebration to console their colleague MP.
Sisters and Brothers
Sarah Adwoa Safo has other siblings besides her two blood sister and brother.
Between Sarah Adwoa Safo’s biological mother, Madam Ewurama Serwaa and Apostle Dr Kwadwo Safo Kantanka, they have three children.
And they are Sarah Adwoa Safo (herself), the eldest; Nana Becky/Rebecca, the second eldest; and Nana Yaw, the last born.
Apostle Dr Kwadwo Safo Kantanka is also married to Madam Vera Safo Kantanka and together, they have four children with their eldest child (son) being Kwadwo Safo Kantanka Jnr., the current CEO of Kantanka Group of Companies.
Another well-known sibling of Sarah Adwoa Safo is Jochedbed Safo Kantanka who is popularly referred to as Awura Adwoa.
The Dome Kwabenya MP was born and raised in Accra where she spent most part of her life.
She grew up in a house close to Auntie Ceci’s maternity home in Lartebiokorshie, Accra.
Growing up, Adwoa Safo was, for a long time, restricted by her parents as she was trained home with her siblings.
She intermittently lived in the United States of America growing up as a young girl.
Sarah Adwoa Safo was priviledged to be homeschooled for her Basic, Junior, and Senior High School education.
In 1998, she succesfully wrote and passed her GCE A’ Level exams.
At age 17, Adwoa Safo gained admission to the University of Ghana, Faculty of Law.
She became the vice-president of the Law Students Union (LSU) in her final year while at the University of Ghana.
In 2002, she successfully graduated with Bachelor of Law (L.L.B.) degree from the University of Ghana, Faculty of Law.
At age 22 in October, 2004, Adwoa Safo was called to the Bar after furthering her education at the Ghana School of Law.
The Dome Kwabenya MP currently holds an LLM from George Washington University where she furthered her education.
On Sunday, August 4th, 2019, Sarah Adwoa Safo tied the knot with Mr Hanny Nana Yaw Mouhtiseb in a colourful traditional marriage.
The private marriage ceremony took place at the residence of her father at Taifa in Accra, Ghana.
The colourful ceremony was attended by high-profile personalities in the NPP government, friends, close relatives, and family members, including her dad and brother, Kwadwo Safo Jr, who is the CEO of Kantanka Groups of Companies.
On Sunday, August 8th, 2022, Sarah Adwoa Safo, in a facebook post, celebrated her husband, Hanny Mouhtiseb, on their fourth wedding anniversary.
The Dome-Kwabenya MP wrote:
“Happy Anniversary my Love and Joy Hanny.
“I can’t believe it’s been four years of marital bliss already. Time they say flies when you are having fun and our marriage has been a trite definition of that.
“These past four years with you has given me some of my best and fondest memories of my life and I am grateful to God for bringing us together. You’re a great husband and a wonderful father and its been a pleasure to share the last four years of my life with you.
“Thank you for being my rock and strength especially this past year. You’ve been the silverlining in what has been a stormy year.
“You have touched my heart in more ways than I imagined possible and I love you more and more with each passing year.
“Here’s to many more years filled with Love, Joy and Eternal bliss.
“I will always love you my dear Hanny. Happy 4th Anniversary.”
Who is Adwoa Safo’s husband Hanny Mouhtiseb?
Hanny Mouhtiseb is a Ghanaian and his full name is Hanny Nana Yaw Mouhtiseb.
Mr Hanny has his roots from the Ashanti Region of Ghana.
Hanny Mouhtiseb went to Mfantsipim Senior High School in Cape Coast in the Central Region of Ghana.
He is a member of Mfantsipim Old Boys Association (MOBA).
Sarah Adwoa Safo is currently a mother of three.
She had her first two kids — son and daughter, Kelvin Kantanka Ohene Safo-Agyapong and Daniella Safo-Agyapong, with loudmouthed Member of Parliament for Assin North, Kennedy Agyapong.
The Dome-Kwabenya MP currently has a newly-born baby with her husband, Mr Hanny Nana Yaw Mouhtiseb.
On June 14th, 2022, her son, Kelvin Kantanka Ohene Safo-Agyapong graduated from Applewild School, a co-educational junior boarding and day school in Massachusetts, United States of America (USA).
In 2020, Adwoa Safo, for the first time, showed off the faces of the two kids she has with controversial Ghanaian politician and MP for Assin North, Kennedy Agyapong.
The loudmouthed Member of Parliament for Assin North has, on a number of occasions, voiced out that he has two kids with Sarah Adwoa Safo.
The photo of the two kids was taken sometime ago during the birthday celebration of their grandfather, Apostle Dr Kwadwo Safo Kantanka in his home at Taifa, Accra.
Career In Law
After graduating from George Washinton University, Sarah Adwoa Safo shortly worked at the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia, Washington DC in the United States.
In late 2005, she returned to Ghana to continue her service as a private legal practitioner by joining the law firm, Kulendu at law, and then Zoe, Akyea & Co, whilst she concurrently served on the Mediation Committee of the Legal Aid Board of Ghana as a Mediator.
As legal practitioner, Adwoa Safo worked as the first legal officer of the Public Procurement Authority (PPA) for two (2) straight years.
Minister of State
The Dome Kwabenya MP was very instrumental in the formulation of the proposals that formed the basis for the creation of the Appeals and Complaint Panel of PPA and the change of name from Public Procurement Board to Public Procurement Authority (PPA).
Adwoa Safo became the first Ghanaian female Member of Parliament to become the deputy majority leader of the 7th Parliament of the Republic of Ghana.
In 2017, she was appointed Minister of State in charge of Government Procurement by the 5th President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. She occupied this position till 2021.
In 2021, she was once again appointed by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to serve as the Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection.
Who is the current MP for Dome Kwabenya?
In 2012, Sarah Adwoa Safo was elected by the New Patriotic Party constituents to contest the seat for Dome-Kwabenya Constituency.
She eventually won the Dome-Kwabenya seat for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the 2012 Presidential & Parliamentary elections, taking over from her predecessor and former Speaker of Parliament, Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye.
In 2016, Adwoa Safo was re-elected to represent the Dome Kwabenya constituency in Parliament.
In 2020, she was again re-elected as the Member of Parliament for the Dome Kwabenya constituency in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana.
I’m a victim of political witch-hunt – Adwoa Safo
Sarah Adwoa Safo has accused majority of her colleague New Patriotic Party Members of Parliament and some members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) of what she terms as political witch-hunt.
The embattled Dome-Kwabenya MP has, in recent times, come under increasing public scrutiny for absenting herself from parliamentary duties since December, 2021.
Ironically, it is Adwoa Safo’s own colleague New Patriotic Party (NPP) members of parliament who want her out of parliament, whilst her opponents, the NDC, rather want to see her remain as the MP for Dome-Kwabenya.
On Thursday, July 28th, 2022, the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Gbagbin indefinitely deferred judgment on the fate of Adwoa Safo and two others, Kennedy Agyapong, MP for Assin Central, and Henry Quartey, MP for Ayawaso Central,
Adwoa Safo sacked as Gender Minister by President Akufo-Addo
On Thursday, July 28th, 2022, Sarah Adwoa Safo was officially dismissed as Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection by President Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo, months after vacating her post and also absenting herself from parliament.
The now former minister was said to have arrived in Ghana a week ago, after spending over a year in the United States attending to family matters.
An official statement released by the Presidency on Thursday, confirming her dismissal reads:
“In accordance of Article 81 (a) of the constitution, the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo, has revoked the appointment of Hon. Sarah Adwoa Safo, Member of Parliament for Dome Kwabenya as minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, with immediate effect.
“The minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, Madam Cecilia Abena Dapaah. will continue to work as caretaker Minister for the Ministry of Gender, Children and social Protection until such a time that President Akuffo-Addo appoints a substantive Minister.”
Sarah Adwoa Safo is a daughter of one of the wealthiest industrialists in Ghana, Apostle Kwadwo Safo Kantanka.
The Dome-Kwabenya MP has an estimated net worth of $1million USD.
Just like her noble father, Adwoa Safo is one generous person who gives to the needy and the underprivileged.
The Dome Kwabenya MP has a foundation in her name — Adwoa Safo Foundation that attends to needy children every year in her constituency.
On Monday, 27th December, 2021, her foundation organized the third edition of the Adwoa Safo Christmas Party With the Kids for hundreds of Children.
According to Adwoa Safo, the “Adwoa Safo Christmas Party With the Kids” is organized every December to afford her the opportunity to interact, fete and impact the lives of young children whilst they have fun during the yuletide in her constituency.
- In October, 2018, Sarah Adwoa Safo commissioned a fully furnished Three Unit Classroom Block with toilet and a Computer Lab at the cost of Gh326,819.35, which was paid out of her MP’s share of GETFUND contribution for the Atomic Hills Basic School at Ashongman Estates.
- Set up a Revolving Fund with GHc50,000 seed money for women in the Dome-Kwabenya Constituency.
- Donated Ghc10,000 to traders in Dome market as a Start Up Capital to victims of market fires on two different occasions.
- Construction of a Maternity Block at Haatso in the Dome-Kwabenya Constituency.
- Construction of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) Office in the Dome-Kwabenya Constituency.
- Donation of a Generator Plant, Mattresses, Bedsheets etc., to Taifa Polyclinic.
- Drilling of boreholes at the Haatso Maternity Clinic, Old Ashongman Township, Taifa Burkina Market, Taifa Roman School, Taifa Police Station, Taifa Main Station/Market, and Abokobi Boi.
- Donation of Sewing Machines to the Taifa-Dome Dressmakers Association.
- Donated 100 sets of Jerseys and footballs to Youth Groups.
- 2019 — Honoured by Glitz Africa as one of the Top 100 Women of the Year
- 2018 — Sustainable Procurement Transformation Award — @the maiden edition of Ghana Procurement & Supply Chain Awards — Winner!
- 2012 — Nominated for the Nobles Form Award for her outstanding contribution to the governance of Ghana
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Source: George Awiadem Maclean | BieGyaNation.Com