Hawa Koomson, who is also the Minister of Special Development Initiatives, admitted that she fired a gunshot at the Steps to Christ registration center on Monday, July 20 after some confrontations with some NDC members in the area.
According to her, she fired the supposed warning shot to defend herself.
Other gunshots were fired and three motorbikes were burnt during the altercation.
This incident has been topical among Ghanaians, with most of the people demanding the Minister’s resignation, termination of her appointment, or arrest.
According to the President of IMANI Africa, Franklin Cudjoe, in an interview Daily News Ghana monitored said the MP’s action was thought through with the clear intention to cause chaos at the registration center.
“It was premeditated thuggery because what it meant was that the person had actually carried a gun to the place to cause mayhem so when the opportunity afforded, she actually created the mayhem to show somebody where power lies. She should be sacked. She’s not befitting to hold that portfolio because of this singular thuggish behavior,” he said
Mr. Cudjoe further stressed on his calls for Hawa Koomson to be dismissed outrightly.
“For crying out loud, what the person did, was criminal. This person is not supposed to be the enforcer of who is supposed to register as a Ghanaian. However fraught it is, it does not lie in the hands and the machinery and the machete hands of a minister to go and say that I’m enforcing some sort of uncommon rule. I sincerely am dumbfounded that the center has not said a word and has made meaningless the entire vigilante law. Everybody has condemned this action and everyone has called for the President to sack her. This is not a question about letting her resign. She must have been sacked immediately when this was announced because it was unprovoked.”