The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is calling on the president to immediately dismiss and prosecute the Minister of Special Development Initiatives, Madam Mavis Hawa Koomson.
Hawa Koomson who doubles as Member of Parliament for the Awutu Senya East constituency, on Monday, July 20, 2020, admitted firing a warning shot at a voter registration centre in her constituency during a confrontation.
Addressing the press at the party’s headquarters in Accra, the Director of Elections of the party, Elvis Afriyie Ankrah said Hawa Koomsom and her accomplices should be made to face the law with immediate effect.
“The NDC is totally disgusted by the thuggish and criminal shooting incident involving a gang of NPP thugs who were led by Madam Mavis Hawa Koomson which has received both national and international condemnation and which has been admitted by the Minister of State herself. We condemn in no uncertain terms such thuggery sponsored and led by a high ranking government official and lawmaker who is supposed to uphold the law at all times.”
“Hawa Koomson has by this singular criminal act and the many others committed before and together with her gang and all that they’ve meted out to NDC supporters and innocent Ghanaians in the last couple of weeks demonstrate that she is a gangster who does not deserve to occupy any public position of trust and we join the many voices of conscience in our society to demand her immediate dismissal from office and prosecution for these heinous crimes.”
The NDC also added that it will prosecute Hawa Koomson should they be victorious in the December 2020 general elections if President Akufo-Addo fails to prosecute the Minister.
“In any civilized society, this gangster would have been arrested and made to stand prosecution by now and this is exactly what her appointor President Akufo-Addo should have done by now if he had any integrity, honour, and conscience left but because he is the chief promoter and enabler and unprecedented culture of lawlessness we are witnessing in this country, we will not be surprised if Hawa Koomson is left off the hook like the several NPP criminals such as the Double and Azugu masked national security operatives who perpetrated the Ayawaso West Wuogon violence, the NPP Delta Force who attacked the court of competent jurisdiction in broad day and others.”
“All these people have been shielded from prosecution by no other person than President Akufo-Addo. We will, therefore, like to serve notice that if Hawa Koomson is left the hook by President Akufo-Addo as we anticipate the next NDC Mahama government in the year 2021 shall arrest and prosecute her and all the thugs who were involved in this unlawful shooting incident and all the other related criminal acts.”