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Kasoa Shooting: I regret my actions – Hawa Koomson apologies

She noted that the gun she used was registered.

Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture-nominee, Mavis Hawa Koomson has apologised for engaging in a gun shooting incident last year.

Ms Koomson says she regrets firing warning shots during the voter’s registration exercise at Kasoa on Monday, July 20 2020.

During her vetting on Thursday, February 18 2021, the member of Parliament for Awutu Senya East Constituency said “I’d want to put on record that the incident didn’t happen at the polling centre. It happened about 150 meters from the polling centre but I still regret it. I wish it never happened in our political history.”

The former Special Development Initiative Minister told the Appointment Committee of Parliament that the gun she used was registered.

Mavis Hawa Koomson admitted on Monday, July 20, 2020, that she fired a gun at a voters registration centre in Kasoa.

“None of my men had guns on then when we got to the centre. I fired the shots myself,” the MP, who is also Special Development Initiatives Minister, told Adom FM.

She added that the gunshot was a way of protecting herself at the registration centre since her police escort had not started working that day.

The MP indicated she went to the place because she heard her opponent had bussed people from other places to the registration centre.

Security analysts and civil society groups, as well as pressure groups, called for the dismissal of the Member of Parliament if she fails to resign herself. She didn’t, however, the President did not heed their advice.

By: Bernard Ralph Adams

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