- The MP for the Awutu Senya East constituency, Hawa Koomson, has admitted to firing a gun at a voters’ registration centre in Kasoa
- The MP and minister said she shot her gun to scare the crowd
- The Minister for Special Initiative Development is being accused of abusing her position in society
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The Minister for Special Development Initiative, Mavis Hawa Koomson, has openly admitted to firing a warning shot on Monday during the melee at the Step to Christ registration centre in the Awutu Senya East constituency.
Four men have been detained at the Central Regional police headquarters following the shooting incident. Registration at the Step to Christ centre was halted after an armed gang sacked some prospective voters from the premises amid gunshots.
At least three motorbikes were burnt during the chaos.
“I can’t sit and watch people who are not from the constituency register and vote at Kasoa so I decided to go to the polling center to ensure foreigners don’t register. I took men to the center, none of my men had a weapon, I fired the warning shot myself,” the minister admitted to Accra-based Adom News.
The minister, who is also the lawmaker for the area, is accusing her opponent, Phyllis Naa Koryoo, of busing people into the constituency to register at the Steps to Christ registration post at Kasoa.
Koomson said her action was meant to scare people off.
“I realized that my people’s life was in danger. I wanted to scare them,” the 54-year old added in connection with the warning shot.
Meanwhile, Ghanaians on social media are calling for the dismissal of the minister from her position.
She has been accused of abusing her position and power and in the process endangering the lives of residents within the locality where the incident occurred.
Below are some of the comments on social media:
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko has come under fire for suggesting there are some Ghanaians who are eager to see Ghana’s COVID-19 situation worsen.
Gabby, who is the nephew of President Akufo-Addo, is a former executive director of the Danquah Institute.
The New Patriotic Party kingpin said there are some people who want the COVID-19 deaths and infections to increase.
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