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Akufo-Addo revokes Adwoa Safo’s ministerial appointment

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has revoked the appointment of Sarah Adwoa Safo as Minister of Gender, Children, and Social Protection.

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This was contained in a press statement signed by the Director of Communications at the Presidency, Mr. Eugene Arhin on Thursday, July 28.

She has been out of the jurisdiction for over one year.

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The Dome-Kwabenya Member of Parliament is one of the three New Patriotic Party (NPP) members who were hauled before the Privilege’s Committee for absenting themselves from Parliament without permission. The others were Kennedy Agyapong, MP for Assin Central, and Henry Quartey Ayawaso Central.

The Committee met Ken Agyapong and Henry Quartey however, could not meet Adwoa Safo because she was out of the jurisdiction.

With regards to Hon Sarah Adwoa Safo, in spite of all the efforts made to invite her to attend upon the Committee, the Hon Member did not appear before the Committee to provide the reasons for her absence from the House without written permission for more than the fifteen Sittings threshold.

“By the provisions of Article 97 (1) (c) of the 1992 Constitution, the onus is on Hon Sarah Adwoa Safo to provide a reasonable explanation to the Privileges Committee why she shall not vacate her Seat, for having absented herself for forty-two (42) Sittings, during the period under consideration.

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“The Minority Members on the Committee concede that reasonable efforts were made to get Hon Sarah Adwoa Safo to appear before the Committee, however, the Minority Members are of the view that, the lack of response of Hon Sarah Adwoa Safo to the numerous invitations of the Committee should be reported to the House without any conclusions.

“The above notwithstanding, the Majority, was of the view that Hon Sarah Adwoa Safo failed to take advantage of the numerous opportunities and facilities offered her to provide a reasonable explanation to the Committee with regard to her absence without leave.

“Therefore, pursuant to Article 97 (1) (c) of the 1992 Constitution and the Court of Appeal decision in the case of Professor Stephen Kwaku Asare v the Attorney General & 3 Ors, the Dome-Kwabenya should be declared vacant.”

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But the Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin, said he would not, in a rush, give a ruling on the recommendations made by the Privileges Committee.

He has therefore deferred his decision until the resumption of sitting from the break as Parliament rises today July 28, TV3’s Parliamentary Correspondent Komla Kluste reported.

Addressing the House on Thursday, July 28, Mr. Bagbin said he needed time to produce a reasoned written ruling on the matter.

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“Honourable Members, I have consulted the old lady, the old lady has given me an advise and I think that advise is correct. The issue raised by the Majority Leader is both of substantive and procedural law.

“I need time to submit to this house a reasoned, written ruling. I cannot in haste of today, give you the ruling. In the circumstance, I will urge this House for us to call it a day.”

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Nigerian mom shot dead by 12-year old son in Alabama, USA

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A 12-year-old boy has confessed to accidentally shooting his mother, a Nigerian woman, after initially claiming an intruder killed her in their US home.

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Ayobiyi Cook, a 29-year-old registered nurse who friends called ‘Yo-Yo’, was found dead in the family’s Forestdale, Alabama home, on the 2400 block of Freemont Avenue after midnight on August 6.

Her son had originally told police that an intruder had entered their house, shot his mother and then ran away.

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“The child originally fabricated a story that detectives determined was not possible,” Deputy Chief David Agee said.

“After investigation, Sheriff’s Detectives were able to determine that the victim’s 12-year-old son unintentionally discharged a firearm striking his mother causing her death.

“After more probing, the boy finally changed his story.

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“The child eventually gave a true account of what happened,” Agee said.

“Evidence on the scene supports that the shooting was unintentional and the offense will be addressed through the Family Court system. The family has been cooperative throughout the process and the child will remain with them.”

The boy’s father is an officer with the Birmingham Police Department and was working at the time of the shooting, according to Birmingham Real-Time News.

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The funeral for the slain mom will be held on August 12 at the Faith Memorial Chapel in Bessmer, Alabama.

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Elon Musk sells $6.9bn of Tesla shares in case he is forced to buy Twitter by lawsuit

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The world’s richest man, Elon Musk has sold another 7.92 million shares in electric car maker, Tesla worth around $6.88bn (£5.7bn).

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The sales took place after the firm’s annual shareholder meeting last week, regulatory filings show.

The multi-billionaire is currently embroiled in a legal battle with Twitter after saying last month he would pull out of a deal to buy it.

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Musk says he needs the money from the Tesla shares in case he is forced to buy Twitter for $44bn.

According to six filings with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the latest transactions were carried out on 5, 8, and 9 August.

After news of the share sale was made public Musk responded to a tweet asking whether he had finished selling Tesla shares with “yes”, adding that he needed the money in case he was forced to buy Twitter and was unable to secure some of the funding for the deal.

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“It is important to avoid an emergency sale of Tesla stock,” he said.

Asked by another user whether he would buy Tesla shares again if the Twitter takeover does not take place Mr. Musk also responded “yes”.

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