“It is my hope that the President will ask Hawa Koomson to step aside or probably dismiss her” Security expert said in an interview Daily News Ghana monitored.
Speaking with Joy News Security expert Prof Kwesi Aning has said Mavis Hawa Koomson does not deserve a position of trust and must resign as Special Development Initiatives Minister.
His comment comes on the back of the Minister’s admission of firing gunshots at a voter registration center in Awutu-Senya East Constituency in the Central Region.
Madam Hawa Koomson who is also the Member of Parliament for Awutu-Senya East said she took the firearm – which she refused to identify – to the registration center to protect herself.
Prof Aning said her actions were unacceptable, premeditated, and put the lives of constituents at risk.
Prof. Kwesi Aning also said, “One would have thought a substantive Minister in a government that seeks to bring the issue of vigilantism to book; having spent substantial government and donor funds to develop a code of conduct, roadmap and for a Minister to behave like any other vigilante raises very disturbing concerns.”
Earlier Monday, officials of the Electoral Commission closed down the Step to Christ registration center in the Awutu Senya East constituency after some men stormed the premises.
Eyewitnesses say, the men numbering at least 15 arrived at the center at about 8 am and tried to sack some prospective voters.
Although Hawa Koomson admitted to the act, she denied allegations that the men she visited the center with were armed.