Politics

Hawa Koomson’s apology doesn’t remove her misconduct – Samson Lardy Anyenini

Private legal practitioner Samson Lardy Anyenini has said he has difficulties with the appointment of Mavis Hawa Koomson as Minister-designate for Fisheries and Aquaculture.

According to Mr Anyenini, the nominee misconducted herself when she was the Minister of Special Development Initiative, a situation, he believes does not warrant her reappointment.

Mavis Hawa Koomson has apologized for the gun shooting incident that she was involved in during the voter registration exercise ahead of the 2020 elections.

She told the Appointments Committee of Parliament during her vetting on Thursday February 18 that her life was in danger hence, needed to defend herself.

The Member of Parliament for  Awutu Senya East admitted to firing the  shots at a voter registration centre in her constituency saying, that she wished such events never occurred.

The former Minister of Special Development Initiatives told the Committee that the Police is currently investigating the matter.

“It was unfortunate incident which I wished never happened on that day. I don’t also pray that it ever happens again in the history of our politics in Ghana.

“Mr Chairman, I want to use this opportunity to apologize to the people who were so scared on that day.

“It was in defense of myself because I felt my life was in danger in the circumstance that I found myself that day. I thought I needed to have saved my life,” she said.

She added “Yes I have a body guard but that day the body guard was not with me because it was as early as 4am. She had then not reported for duty.

“It was the circumstance that I found myself and that led me to it and as I said it is still under the Police investigations. I really regret that day I wish it never happens in the life of our political activities.”

But speaking on Metro TV’s Good Evening Ghana on Thursday February 18, Mr Anyenini said: “I have some difficulty, not about her lack of eloquence, but having come to know and seen her conduct. I have difficulty in why such a person should be put up to be a minister of state.”

When his attention was drawn to the fact that she apologized for that behaviour, Mr Anyenini said “The apology doesn’t remove the misconduct and so what message is being sent out there.”

By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana

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