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Kasoa Shooting: Commend Hawa Koomson For Her Boldness — Mustapha Abdul-Hamid

By Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
Politics Hon. Mavis Hawa Koomson
JUL 23, 2020 LISTEN
Hon. Mavis Hawa Koomson

The Minister for Inner City and Zongo Development, Hon. Mustapha Abdul-Hamid says Ghanaians should clap for the Member of Parliament (MP) for Awutu Senya East Constituency Mavis Hawa Koomson for her show of boldness during the alleged attack by NDC thugs at the Step to Christ voter registration center.

Last Monday, thugs stormed the registration center which led to the setting ablaze motorbikes amid gunshot.

At the time of the incident, Hon. Mavis Hawa Koomson who was accompanied by his boys to the registration centre in her Constituency fired gunshots in self defence.

Despite the backlash, Hon. Mustapha Abdul-Hamid has jumped to her defense. According to the former Information Minister, Mavis Hawa Koomson’s gunshots scared off the perpetrators to prevent the violence from escalating.

“The events from yesterday are unfortunate. We must commend the minister for her boldness, and condemn the perpetrators of such dastardly acts. Had she not given those warning shots to scare off those NDC thugs, we’d have woken up to a different rather bizarre sad story”, Hon. Mustapha Abdul-Hamid said in a write-up.

He added, “I must commend her, for being bold, and ensuring her personal protection, she’s proven to me women are up to the task not just intellectually, but can physically stand up to the thuggery and intimidation of unscrupulous men. She clearly understands her constituency, and knows of the evil capabilities of her opponents and wouldn’t wait for anyone to harm her”.

Read the full write-up below:

Mustapha Hameed writes...

Dear Speaker of Parliament,

For the nature of Hon Hawa Koomson’s constituency, I think special security arrangement should be made for her protection during periods of electoral exercise such as this one. Her constituency is a very dangerous one, one of the dangerous hotspots notable for electoral mayhem and so many bold thugs. A constituency where violent hoodlums within and rented dangerous thugs are mobilized from without by the NDC to unleash violence on innocent NPP folks. Mahama has already given the strongest of indication, that when it comes to unleashing violence, they have no coequals.

The events from yesterday are unfortunate. We must commend the minister for her boldness, and condemn the perpetrators of such dastardly acts. Had she not given those warning shots to scare off those NDC thugs, we’d have woken up to a different rather bizarre sad story.

I must commend her, for being bold, and ensuring her personal protection, she’s proven to me women are up to the task not just intellectually, but can physically stand up to the thuggery and intimidation of unscrupulous men. She clearly understands her constituency, and knows of the evil capabilities of her opponents and wouldn’t wait for anyone to harm her.

For these thugs to exhibit such brazen bravado, charge on a minister of state and member of parliament with the intent of harming her, that is some impudence! I am impressed, she fired those warning shots as a first step of personal protection. She took personal responsibility of her security.

Typical of us, a man once shot through his own car, lied to us that he was shot at, it was later found out to be lie, nobody asked him to resign. There’s a man who moves from one constituency to another causing and instigating madness and chaos during elections, he’s seen and praised as bold. A woman in her constituency, protects herself against violent thugs, then all of us are up in arms calling for her sack. For what?

Reminds me of a quote from Chinua Achebe on our collective hypocrisy in politics:

"A man with an unusually big head is appointed as a minister along with other seemingly-incompetent men and everyone is quiet. Then, we all spring up in arms as soon a woman with an unusually big buttocks is appointed as a deputy minister"

The NDC boycotted the vigilante meetings, they’ve never believed in it. They know exactly what they intend to do, the Ofosu Ampofo tapes are references enough.

Thank God for the life and safety of Hon. Hawa Koomson. Next time a hoodlum charges on her, she should visit upon him a minuscule of Ayawaso.

Thugs, hoodlums, and their shameless enablers!

Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo

Journalist

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