President Nana Akufo Addo has appointed Member of Parliament for Dome/Kwabenya, Sarah Adwoa Safo as Minister of State in charge of Procurement at the Presidency.
Hon. Adwoa Safo until her nomination was the deputy Majority Leader of the Parliament of Ghana.
She was the first female MP in Ghana to ascend to the number 2 position of the Majority front.
Adwoa Safo, a legal practitioner and daughter of Apostle Dr. Kwadwo Safo, one of Ghana’s renowned technologist, philanthropist and industrialist, was born on December 28, 1981.
‘She had her basic education under the tutelage of her father. At age 17 she entered the University of Ghana after passing her Ordinary and Advanced Levels’ General Certificate of Education Examination Certificates non-formally.
At the University of Ghana, Adwoa studied law and graduated with a Bachelor of Law (L.L.B.) degree in 2002. She then continued to the Ghana School of Law and was called to the Bar in October 2004 t age of 22, making her the youngest lawyer ever to be called to the Ghana Bar. This record she held and still holds in the annals of the Ghana School of Law.
At the University of Ghana, Adwoa was the Vice President of the LawBallot pix Student’s Union (LSU) for the 2001-2002 academic year, a position she held to the admiration of the then Dean of the Faculty of Law, Prof. Akua Kwenyehia. She was also a member of the Volta Hall Judicial Committee from 2001 – 2002.
She furthered her education at the George Washington University Law School in the United States where she obtained a Masters of Law Degree (LLM) in Government Procurement Law in 2005. 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.
She was the first legal advisor to the Legal Department of the PPA, Ghana. She further acted as the secretary to the Board and advised the Board and the Secretariat on legal issues. She was instrumental in the formulation of the proposals that formed the basis for the creation of the Appeal and Complaint Panel of the PPA and the change in the name Public Procurement Board to Public Procurement Authority.