The Minister for Special Development Initiatives who doubles as the Member of Parliament for Awutu Senya East has been in the news for firing a gun at a registration center in Kasoa; an action she admitted but stated was done for personal protection.
Many Ghanaians have called for her resignation, with others putting pressure on the president to sack her if she fails to do what is right under the circumstances.
Latest among them is Most Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Asante, the Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church Ghana who stated in an interview on Classfm that, the Minister of Special Development Initiatives, Mavis Hawa Koomson should resign Honourably.
He questioned that, “For her to have said that she felt threatened, so, she pulled a gun and fired it and created chaos in that place; what if, in pulling the gun, others, whoever the detractors may be, even if they were around, … also pulled a gun? What would have happened?”
“Even if her bodyguard was not around, couldn’t she have gone to the police station to inform the police about what was happening? As far as I’m concerned, it cannot be justified in any sense” he added.
Professor Asante further stated that, “We would expect that such honourable people would provide leadership, no matter the provocation”.
He concluded suggesting that the Minister relief herself from post willingly. “She should do the honourable thing, and for me, resign”, Reverend Asante stated