Security analyst Professor Kwesi Aning has called for the head of Special Development Initiatives, Mavis Hawa Koomson, for shooting at a registration centre.
His comment comes after the MP for Awutu Senya East, Hawa Koomson admitted firing gunshots at the Steps to Christ registration centre in Kasoa at the Central Region on Monday.
According to her, she fired a gun shot because she realized her peoples’ lives were in danger, but the security analyst wants the cabinet Minister sacked from President Akufo-Addo’s government for being “reckless”.
Prof Aning speaking to Evans Mensah on PM Express, said her actions were unacceptable, premeditated and put the lives of constituents at risk
“It is my hope that his Excellency the President will ask Ms Hawa Koomson to step aside by tomorrow afternoon or probably dismiss her. “Hawa Koomson has done her party, constituents, and certainly the good people of Ghana a great disservice.”
Prof. Aning believes the actions of the cabinet minister is counterproductive to the fight against political militia which has been outlawed in the country.
“One would have thought a substantive Minister in a government that seeks to bring the issue of vigilantism to book; having spent substantial government and donor funds to develop a code of conduct, roadmap and for a Minister to behave like any other vigilante, I think raises very disturbing concerns,” Professor Aning noted.
The Director of Faculty of Academic Affairs and Research at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre bemoaned the easy availability of guns in the country has influenced people’s decision to resort to violence at the least provocation.
He, however, called on the Central Region Police Command to act with speed in investigating the violence that occurred in the Awutu-Senya East constituency.