Her resignation follows her appointment as a Minister of State in charge of Procurement.
She has, therefore, been replaced by the honourable Member for Agona West Constituency, Cynthia Maamle Morrison following a decision by the Parliament of Ghana on Friday, April 7, 2017.
The replacement of Ms Safo comes under Rule 8 (4) of the Rules of Procedure of the Pan-African Parliament, where a member loses his or her seat or when he or she is appointed to executive or judicial position.
Member of Parliament for the Ashiaman Constituency in the Greater Accra region, Ernest Norgbey has charged Parliament to regulate the sale of Alcoholic beverages which are being a advertised as improving sexual prowess.
According to the MP, these drinks have mushroomed in the Ghanaian markets and with their main in target being the youth. This, he said, have made the Ghanaian youth resort to drinking and mindless sexual escapades.
According to MP Norgbey, in other jurisdictions, the lowest age for drinking alcohol is 18yrs. Thus he wants amendment of the 18yrs in Ghana as the age for consuming alcoholic drinks.
He lamented that 60 years after independence, the nation is still battling with social cankers like teenage pregnancy and juvenile drunkenness.
The NDC MP lamented on the NMC and the Advertising Council inability to clamp down and or regulate the sale of such drinks in the markets .
The First Lady Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo has encouraged young women undergoing training in electronics, at the Pentecost Vocational Training Institute (PVTI), under the “Female Professionals in Electronics” project, not to waver in their quest to acquire skills in an area largely dominated by men, being mindful of the importance of electronics in Ghana’s development and the positive influence they will have on other women with similar ambitions.
Giving the keynote address at the open day of graduating females in Electronics of the Pentecost Vocational Institute, the First lady said the project enables girls to fully participate in the labour market and be financially independent. She also encouraged the trainee ladies to learn and succeed in a male dominated profession.
The First lady further commended the partnership among Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), the German Development Agency and their private sector partner Samsung for the project, noting that the project will make girls participate “meaningfully in the labour market and make them locally productive and globally competitive. ”
The “Female Professionals in Electronics” project, provides holistic training for girls, comprising theoretical and intense practical competency-based trainings, with work place experience.