This is why Hon. Hawa Koomson’s nomination was rejected by Parliament

Honourable Mavis Hawa Koomson

The reasons for the rejection of Hon. Hawa Koomson’s nomination has been revealed.

Hon. Hawa Koomson who was nominated by President Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo-Addo to become the minister for Fisheries was rejected by the appointments committee of Parliament.

However, her nomination was not approved by the appointments committee of the Parliament of Ghana.


Below are some of the reasons that have for the rejection of  Hon. Hawa Koomson’s nomination.

a) The Minister-designate for Fisheries and Aquaculture Development could not
provide convincing grounds for the shooting incident during the Voter Registration
Exercise in Kasoa on 20th July, 2020 even though we acknowledge her belated
apology for her recklessly dangerous conduct.

b) Furthermore, claims of an ongoing investigation by the Police did not come across as
credible considering that there has been no update from the police more than 8
months after the unfortunate incident. Our checks also point to the fact that she has
not provided any statement to the police as at yet.

c) The nominee confirmed the identity of closed associates who have unleashed a
reign of terror on helpless political opponents in the pursuit of their narrow political

d) The Minister-designate displayed an alarmingly abysmal lack of knowledge on the sector she was nominated for, making her unfit for the portfolio and therefore
untenable to secure the approval of members of the NDC caucus.



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