‘I’m very sorry’ – Hawa Koomson apologizes after Kasoa shooting incident

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Mavis Hawa Koomson

NPP MP for Awutu Senya East Constituency has apologised after opening fire at a polling station at Kasoa during the voter registration exercise in 2020.

Mavis Hawa Koomson who was nominated by President Akufo-Addo as Minister for Fisheries, rendered the apology when she appeared before Parliament’s Appointment Committee for vetting on Thursday, February 18, 2021.

“The shooting incident which occurred during the voter registration exercise was unfortunate”, she said adding: “I apologize to the people who were scared on that day”.

There was a growing social media campaign to get the former Minister for Special Development Initiative removed from office after she admitted firing warning shots at a registration center in Kasoa in the Central Region on Monday, July 20, 2020.

She admitted afterwards to firing the gunshot at the voter registration centre. The MP, however, said the act was in self-defence but wished it never occurred.

“I pray it never happens again in our politics. It was in self-defence because I felt my time was in danger,” the former Special Development Initiative Minister maintained.

Although the police in the Central Region are investigating the case, there are fears it could be swept under the carpet after it emerged that a crime officer who was in charge of the case was transferred to another station.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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