July 23 (EUROPA PRESS) –
Ghana’s Minister of Health and Water Resources, Cecilia Abena Dapaah, resigned this Saturday after two former domestic workers testified in court on Friday accused of having stolen money – local and foreign – and personal belongings from the minister and her husband, reported the Ghana Business News portal.
The court documents on the case state that the employees stole several hundred thousand cedis, a million US dollars and about 300,000 euros, as well as jewelry and other belongings of the marriage, using the money to buy houses and vehicles and to distribute it among their relatives, according to the same media outlet.
Dapaah has announced his resignation in a letter addressed to the country’s president, Nana Akufo-Addo, in which he denies having done anything wrong and questions the previous figure, although without offering any alternative data.
“Since yesterday, Friday, July 21, 2023, social networks and traditional (media) are full of stories about a court case related to a robbery that occurred last year in the house where I live with my husband and daughter. The stories were intended to suggest that I possess several huge sums of foreign currency and millions of Ghana cedis that have been stolen from my home, “began the letter from the now former minister.
The official has assured “emphatically” that these figures “do not correctly represent” what she and her husband communicated to the Police and has shown herself “very aware of the importance of such stories” around someone in her position.
“I resign, therefore, because I do not want this matter to become a concern of the Government or an obstacle to its work at such a crucial moment,” explained Dapaah, who has guaranteed that he will cooperate “with all state agencies to allow them to fully establish the facts.”