Members of Parliament, on both sides, have condemned Awutu Senya MP Hawa Koomson for firing gunshots at a registration centre on Monday, July 20, 2020.
Both Majority and Minority described the act as unacceptable and an embarrassment to the House.
“When I heard her herself, I was shocked. My worry is that what level of provocation will get a member of Parliament to fire a warning shot at a registration center where there are police officers which I believe are there to ensure law and order and when it becomes necessary they may even call for reinforcement.
“So what really happened that really called for that,” NDC MP for Asawase Muntaka Mubarak wondered in an interview with JoyNews’ Joseph Opoku Gakpo.
Mavis Hawa Koomson on Monday admitted to firing gunshots at a voter’s registration center, an act that has received massive condemnation from the public domain.
Although the Special Development Initiatives Minister says she fired the shots because she felt her safety was threatened, there have been many calls for her to be prosecuted.
NDC Member of Parliament for Kumbugu Ras Mubarak has called on the Privileges Committee of Parliament to summon and investigate her on the matter, but Member of Parliament for Kpandai Constituency, Matthew Nyindam believes that should not be so.
Mr. Nyindam condemns the act and agrees that she needs to be sanctioned, however, he believes calling her before the house is unnecessary.
“I think I disagree with Ras Mubarak because the fact that she’s a member of parliament’s doesn’t mean that any action that one takes must necessarily the necessary the person must be called to the privileges committee.
“Yes it has to do with her, and she has admitted to that but I think it also has to deal with the police and the police must do their own investigation and get the button of this.
“But for somebody to say she should be called to the privileges committee, I think I disagree with the person,” he added.