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"I Fired The Warning Shot Myself" - Rambo Minister Admits

Ghana's Minister for Special Development Initiative, Mavis Hawa Koomson has admitted that she fired a warning shot at Monday's Voter Registration Exercise at the Step to Christ Registration Centre in the Awutu Senya East Constituency.

According to her, although she went in the company of her men, none of them had a weapon aside her.

Speaking on an Accra-based radio station, the Minister said "I can’t sit and watch people who are not from the constituency register and vote at Kasoa so I decided to go to the polling center to ensure foreigners don’t register… I took men to the center, none of my men had a weapon, I fired the warning shot myself"

Justifying her action, the Minister also added that she did that to scare away the people her opponent, Philis Naa Koryoo had bused to come and register at the Steps to Christ registration post at Kasoa.

She said “I realized that my people’s life was in danger. I wanted to scare them"

ThinkNewsOnline has gathered that four men have been detained at the Central Regional Police Headquarters following the shooting incident.

However, the registration exercise at the Step to Christ centre has been brought to a halt after an armed gang sacked some prospective voters from the premises amid gunshots.

ThinkNewsOnline can confirm that three motorbikes have been burnt as a result of the feud.

The registration centre has been closed down as the Electoral Commission officers at the venue have fled following the violence.

Hawa Koomson is the Member of Parliament for Awutu Senya East Constituency.

She was appointed by President Akufo-Addo on 10 January 2017 as Minister of Special Development Initiative.

Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith



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