The Local Council of Churches in Kasoa has praised Awutu Senya East Member of Parliament (MP), Hawa Koomson for firing warning shots at a registration centre in the Awutu Senya East Constituency of the Central Region.
Hawa Koomson made the headlines for the wrong reasons last week for firing warning shots at the Step to Christ Registration Centre in her constituency while touring registration centres in her constituency.
She has been widely condemned for firing the warning shots with a section of Ghanaians demanding that she should be prosecuted for the possessing a gun and shooting at a registration centre.
Reports indicate that she will be arraigned before court anytime soon to respond to the charges of possessing and firing fire arms in a gathering.
Reacting to this, Pastors of the Local Council of Churches in Kasoa said they are surprised Ghanaians are condemning the Special Initiatives Minister for doing what they consider a ‘yeoman’s job’.
According to them, the MP cum Minister helped in the maintenance of peace at the registration centre by firing the shots. An action which they said brought about peace in the vicinity.
To this end, the Rev. William Baako who is the head of the Kasoa Council of Local Churches said they are shocked Ghanaians are taking Hawa Koomson to the cleaners for doing the needful at the time.
“The MP, as we local members of the clergy know her is not of a violent character. She has for several years remained very calm and solemn political figure worthy of emulation in our society. But the facts of the matter are such that she was caught up within the midst of thugs who were wielding weapons and without the presence of her personal bodyguard.
“Suppose her personal bodyguard was even around, she, the MP/Minister also has a sole responsibility over her life and possesses every right to defend herself”, he explained.