The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has been urged to with immediate effect, sack from office, the Minister for Special Development Initiative for firing gunshots at a registration centre in the Awutu Senya East constituency.
The Minister, who is also the Member of Parliament (MP) for the area, has admitted to firing warning shots at the ‘Steps to Christ’ registration centre following a pandemonium.
“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,” the minister admitted to Accra-based Adom News, “I realized that my people’s life was in danger. I wanted to scare them.”
The admission has led to condemnation by Ghanaians with many claiming that the action of the Minister shows that she is not fit to occupy that position.
Commenting on this on Angel FM’s morning show, ‘Anɔpa Bɔfoɔ’ on Tuesday, the Director of Faculty of Academic Affairs and Research at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre, Dr Kwesi Aning called on the President, Nana Akufo-Addo to relieve her of her position.
He argued that the action of the Minister does not speak well of her and the position hence the demand for her sack.
“The highest sanction is that she is sacked or resigns because she has done a great disservice to the people of Ghana…,” he said in an interview with Captain Smart.
Dr Aning said he does not fathom why the Police would arrest four people in connection with this incident but let go the MP who is the main perpetrator of the incident.
“The Police have arrested four people so why have they let go the person who admitted to have fired the gun? A minister fired gunshots, endangered lives and yet is walking free”, he queried.
Dr Aning further described the action as a “premeditated act” arguing further that the Hawa Koomson couldn’t have been provoked to undertake the action.