The Ghanaian political circle has been bombarded with a hilarious turn of events during the vetting of some personalities. From flaring temperament to suicidal grammatical constructions and show of impudence, the vetting committee has had a lot to stomach these days. When the issue of grammar is mentioned in Ghana now, Hon. Hawa Koomson comes to mind!
Well, former Ranking Member on the Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee of Parliament, Alhaji Inusah Fuseini has disclosed that he does not foresee Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister-Designate Mavis Hawa Koomson being disqualified on the basis of firing a gun or using wrong grammatical expressions such as “one disadvantages of fish farming” and so forth.
Recall the Member of Parliament (MP) for Awutu Senya East Constituency, last year fired a warning shot at one of the registration centres and justified it in her Constituency claiming it was to disperse people she described as threats from the main opposition party – NDC.
According to the then Minister for Special Development Initiative, she got to one of the polling stations in her constituency and realised the NDC candidate for the area had bused people from other places to register for the new voters’ ID card.
Even though Hawa Koomson has apologized for the gun incident, there have been calls for her to be disqualified.
But reacting to this on Accra-based Okay Fm, the former MP for Tamale Central said “performing abysmally during vetting is not the essence of the process. The essence of the vetting is to determine competence, capacity to deliver on policy and programmes of the government, trust…when people can repose confidence in her. When she was a minister of state apart from some statements she made, no one can accuse her of embezzling funds so what is the basis for disqualification? Is it because of her grammar?”