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General News of Saturday, 28 December 2019


Sanitation Minister schools Mahama after describing ministry as ‘useless’

Cecilia Abena Dapaah, Sanitation Minister play videoCecilia Abena Dapaah, Sanitation Minister

Sanitation Minister, Cecilia Abena Dapaah has responded to the former president John Mahama after he described her outfit as ‘useless’ during an earlier Facebook live transmission on Monday, 23rd December, 2019.

"As a former President, you should speak to encourage people especially as the year goes to an end but not to describe the Sanitation Ministry as useless. A former President should not speak like that; I will not insult him but will rather urge him to speak with decorum," Sanitation Minister, Cecilia Abena Dapaah replied former President John Mahama.

Mahama who is also the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in a Facebook Live transmission said “If the President had taken it [Sanitation Ministry] as one of his promises, then he has failed very badly, especially for the fact that you have a sanitation Minister, you cannot understand what the Sanitation Minister is doing.”

He said when the party returns to power, “we will move the sanitation ministry back to Local Government”, adding, “I think it is one of the most useless ministries”.

“It hasn’t proven itself, it has not achieved anything in the last three years, so, we will move it back to the Local Government Ministry. We will put a deputy minister there who we will empower to make sure that the district assemblies are doing the right thing, and that they are surcharging people who keep their compound dirty or who do not keep their surroundings clean,” he further indicated.

However, in a response on Peace FM, the Sanitation Minister said per the utterances of the former President, he lacks knowledge on the works of her ministry.

She went ahead to educate John Mahama on the usefulness of the Sanitation Ministry.

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