It was generally expected that the vetting of Mavis Hawa Koomson, Minister-designate for Fisheries and Aquaculture, will be an interesting one.
She has definitely earned her reputation in the past for a variety of problems, including the shooting incident at the Awut Senya Constituency.
This was the first question put to her by the Parliament’s Appointments Committee on Thursday morning as she brought the ‘hot seat’ to the barbecue.
It is assumed that she ‘escaped’ to react specifically to this, on the grounds that the issue was already under inquiry.
However, her answers to the follow-up questions on the portfolio she was nominated for seem to have already drawn a lot of attention from Ghanaians, especially on social media platforms.
For eg, Twitter’s name seems to be number 1, although she’s only halfway into her vetting.
The panel’s concerns, including one on ‘Fish Farming,’ and its fascinating and apparently unprepared answers, are some of the big patterns.
Check out some tweets below:
There is no way Mavis Hawa Koomson should be approved as the minister for fisheries and aquaculture. No no no way. Disappointment is an understatement. Wow.
I think the committee should just discharge Hawa Koomson and let her go. Whew!
Hawa Koomson says she regrets shooting. Vetting will humble u 😂
a good research assistant would have saved Hawa Koomson from all this.
Hawa Koomson is the type of lady that would be looking for her maths set 10 minutes to the paper! No preparations, nothing. Just defensive tactics and parking the bus by the Chairman🤣🤣
I love Hawa Koomson, no policy Planning biaaa, just InshAllah and vibes😂😂😂😂
Hawa Koomson and English Language battling on the floor of parliament. One is fighting for his life and the other is fighting for her political position. I bet you, English Language is suffering 😂🤣😂
Herh @receiptsguy Ablakwah is doing your job for you – pulling receipts 😆😆😆😆
Hawa Koomson can lie oo erh
Hawa Koomson apologizes for the shooting incident from last year. However, insists that it was in self-defense and the case is being investigated by police.
The following are some Facebook post by a section of Ghanaians taking a swipe at Hawa Koomson
Hawa Koomson does not cut it. It is as simple as that. The NPP has much better human resources to fall on than this.