Sarah Adwoa Safo, Biography, Husband, Education, Family, Career

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Adwoa Safo, Sarah Adwoa Safo

Sarah Adwoa Safo biography is a Ghanaian lawyer and politician. She is the New Patriotic Party Member of Parliament (2013–2020) for the Dome Kwabenya Constituency of the Greater Accra Region of Ghana.

She was born on 28th December 1981 to Ghanaian industrialist and pastor, Apostle Kwadwo Sarfo Kantanka.

She was home-tutored and wrote and passed her GCE A’ Level in 1998. At age 17, she entered the University of Ghana Faculty of Law where she obtained a Bachelor of Law (L.L.B.) degree in 2002. Safo was the Vice-President of the Law Students Union (LSU) in her final year. She then continued to the Ghana School of Law and was called to the Bar in October 2004 at the age of 22. She holds an LLM from George Washington University.

Career

She worked briefly with the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Colombia, Washington DC in the United States and thereafter returned to Ghana to serve her nation. On her return back home in late 2005, she joined the law firm Kulendu @ law, then Zoe, Akyea & Co, as a private legal practitioner and concurrently served on the Mediation Committee of the Legal Aid Board of Ghana as a Mediator.

She worked as the first legal officer of the Public Procurement Authority (PPA) for two (2) years and was very instrumental in the formulation of the proposals that formed the basis for the creation of the Appeals and Complaint Panel of PPA and the change of the name Public Procurement Board to Public Procurement Authority.

Adwoa Safo

Sarah was first elected as a member of parliament for Dome Kwabenya in 2012. And she has been re-elected in 2016 and 2020. She was deputy majority leader of the 7th Parliament of the Republic of Ghana and is the only female MP in Ghana to ascend to the number 2 position of the Majority front.

She was appointed Minister of State in charge of Government Procurement in 2017, serving till 2021; under Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, 5th president of the Republic of Ghana.

Husband

It has been reported that Sarah Adwoa Safo married Hanny Mouhtiseb in 2019. The couple has a child.

Education

She obtained an L.L.B from the University of Ghana, B.L from the Ghana Law School and an L.L.M from George Washington University U.S.A.

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