In the wake of the controversial “one million dollars bedroom saga,” Hon. Cecilia Abena Dapaah, the sanitation minister, has tendered in her resignation.
The resignation came amidst mounting pressure and public scrutiny surrounding what some term financial misconduct.
“I am resigning 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” she stated.
Hon. Cecilia Abena Dapaah, in her resignation letter addressed to the President of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Akufo-Addo expressed gratitude for the opportunity to serve in his administration and to contribute to the nation’s progress in sanitation.
She highlighted her dedication to her responsibilities and her commitment to serving the people of Ghana during her tenure as the sanitation minister.
“It has been a great privilege and honor for me to have been allowed to serve in your government and an even greater honor to have worked to try and bring your great vision for our country to fruition,” the letter read.
The “one million dollars saga” had emerged as a contentious issue in recent times, with allegations that could be financial improprieties involving the sanitation ministry. While Hon. Cecilia Abena Dapaah maintained her innocence throughout the ordeal, growing public discontent and demands for accountability led to her decision to step down from her position.
In her resignation letter, she also expressed hope that the investigations that would follow her departure would vindicate her and clear any doubts surrounding her actions
“I have 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 honor done me in allowing me to serve our beautiful nation Ghana,” Hon. Cecilia Abena Dapaah stated in her letter.
The resignation of the sanitation minister has triggered discussions and debates across the nation, with citizens expressing various opinions on the matter. Many are calling for a thorough and impartial investigation to get to the truth behind the allegations and ensure accountability within the government.
As the nation awaits the outcomes of the investigations, the President’s office has not yet released an official statement regarding the resignation of Hon. Cecilia Abena Dapaah. The government’s response and the potential appointment of a new sanitation minister are expected to be closely monitored by the public and the Ghana News Guide in the coming days.