As it was expected the Fisheries Minister-designate, Mavis Hawa Koomson suffered a serious humiliation when she took her turn at the Appointments Committee of Parliament for her vetting.
The former Special Development Initiative Minister in the first term of President Akufo-Addo’s administration had a tough time in answering most of the questions thrown at her by the committee especially, questions from the minority members of the committee.
The vetting of the perceived Akufo-Addo’s darling girl who also doubles as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Awutu Senya East, was characterised by drama.
Whiles she tried as much as possible to keep her answers short and simple the NDC members of the committee kept bombarding her with questions.
Mrs Hawa Koomson who is known in the political circles as’ Rambowaa’ was asked questions about the procurement of ambulances, one village one dam initiative and a shooting incident that marred voters’ registration exercise in her constituency on July 20, 2020, among others.
For instance, MP for Bodi, Sampson Ahi’s request for the minister-designate to define fish farming and give advantages made members of the committee laugh so hard coupled with hilarious reactions on social media.
Her answer to the Bodi MP’s question, according to some political watchers indicated that she is not cut for her new job.
And despite the minister-designate’s attempt in answering the questions the best way she could, most Ghanaians seemed not impressed with her performance.
They have since taken to various social media platforms to express their views on her performance at the vetting.
‘Hawa Koomson is making English taste like paracetamol’, ‘Nana Addo please withdraw Hawa Koomson’s nomination and give her Accra Aca canteen’, ‘Joe Wise trying his best to shield Hawa Koomson but still Hawa the Rambo Koomson nor dey see top. Haruna Iddrisu too relax err.Hawa Koomson is a Gangster. She dey spy her apor inside’ ‘Hawa Koomson doesn’t know what fish farming is or its advantages? Make she go join the gold track people for afafrom secondary school na the ministries be wrong place give am’, ‘Nana addo nominate Hawa Koomson for Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture but she doesn’t know what fish farming is ei’, “The only competent person to handle our declining fisheries industry is Hawa Koomson? Akufo Addo doesn’t respect Ghanaians at all. Sad’ were among some of the comments on social media.
Story: Atta Kwaku Boadi