May 30, 2024

The Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, Cecilia Abena Dapaah has resigned from her post after news of some monies; $1 million, €300, 000 and millions of Ghana Cedis being stolen from the home at Abelempke in Accra.


Below is the full letter of her resignation 


Mr. President



I write to inform you that I wish to resign from my position as a 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 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 my home I live with my husband and daughters. The story sought to suggest that I own various huge sums of foreign currencies and millions which have been stolen from my home.

Whereas, I can state emphatically that those figures do not represent currently what my husband and I reported to the police, I am very much aware of the impact 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 fact.

I have no doubt whatsoever that at the end of the process, 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.



Cecilia Abena Dapaah (MS)