Shooting incident: Hawa Koomson apologizes for causing fear

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Minister-designate for Fisheries, Mavis Hawa Koomson, says although the shooting incident she was involved in during the voters registration exercise ahead of the 2020 elections was in self defense, she sincerely apologised for causing fear.

The Member of Parliament for Awutu Senya East fired shots at a voter registration centre in her constituency during the Voter registration exercise in 2020.

Speaking to the Appointments Committee of Parliament during her vetting on Thursday February 18 2021, the Minister Designate said she wished the incident never occurred.

She revealed that the incident is still being investigated by the Police.

“It was an 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.

Asked whether or not her bodyguard could not have defended her, she said the guard  was not with her because the incident happened as early as 4 am and the guard then had 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”, she told the committee.

Ghana | com | Vivian Adu Boatemaa