Most Reverend Professor Emmanuel Asante

The National Peace Council wants the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) to initiate sanctions against Mavis Hawa Koomson for “bringing the name of the party into disrepute.”

Chairman of the National Peace Council Most Rev Emmanuel Asante is asking the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) to institute disciplinary action against the Member of Parliament for Awutu Senya East Hawa Koomson for tarnishing its image.

“I wish that the NPP will take note of this and take action in respect of what she has done to bring their name into disrepute,” he said.

Rev Asante said whilst the party prepares to sanction her, she must do the honorable thing by resigning from her post as Minister for Special Development Initiatives.

The Awutu Senya East MP admitted to firing warning shots at the Step To Christ centre in her constituency during the ongoing registration exercise on Tuesday.

She justified the decision to carry a firearm to the area as a means of personal protection.

“My police escort had not started work yet. So that is a mechanism I have adopted in his absence,” she told Adom News on Monday.

The Minister said her presence at the centre was necessitated by intel that her opponent had bused people to the venue.

Speaking to JoyNews on Tuesday, the Chairman of the National Peace Council explained that the resignation would be the only way to mitigate what he described as the embarrassment suffered by President Akufo-Addo as a consequence of the Minister’s action.

Most Rev Emmanuel Asante is also of the view that the development should trigger processes among the Privileges Committee of Parliament to “meet and discuss this issue.”

The Central Regional Police Command says it is investigating an incident that led to the firing of arms by Member of Parliament for the Awutu Senya East Constituency, Hawa Koomson.

According to the police, the MP has honoured their invitation and given her statement on the matter.

“When we went to the scene, it was the four people we arrested that were met but later intelligence led us to identify that she (Hawa Koomson) is someone who can also assist with investigations so we invited her over”, the Regional Public Relations Officer, DSP Irene Oppong told JoyNews’ Kojo Nyarko.

A Cape Coast Circuit Court has granted the four suspects who were arrested in connection to the disturbance at a voters’ registration centre bail.

The Court presided by Dorinda Smith Arthur granted them bail to the tune of ¢30,000 each with two sureties.