The National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Awutu Senya East Constituency says, the approval of Hon. Mavis Hawa Koomson, as Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture Development sets a bad precedence for Ghana’s democracy.
According to the NDC, her approval has opened the floodgate for others to engage in election violence and still become ministers.
Hon. Mavis Hawa Koomson during the voters registration leading to the 2020 general elections led a group of thugs to cause violence and mayhem at Steps to Christ polling centre at CP.
The MP fired gunshot in the amidst of the crowd, whiles members of the thugs burnt a motorbike purportedly belonging to a member of the NDC.
Also, Electoral Commission officials at the centre were attacked as well during the confusion which disrupted the registration process for a while.
In a presser on Tuesday, Communications Officer for the NDC in the constituency, Delali Seworpkor noted that the approval of Hawa Koomson as cabinet minister endangers lives of constituents.
“It is absolutely shocking to see our legislative arm of government that makes laws for us endorsing the things abhorred by our constitution by this singular act.
“…But for us as residents in Kasoa, her approval is an endorsement of all the atrocities she visited upon innocent constituents of Kasoa, especially NDC members.”
He indicated that, “Her unqualified apology shrouded in hypocrisy when she faced the vetting committee can never be in any case a basis for the decision by parliament to qualify her for the position.
He however condemned the move saying, it is an affront on Ghana’s democracy.
“We consider this very act as an affront on Ghana’s constitution and an endorsement of thuggery, vigilantism and violence.”
Source: Modern Ghana