Mavis Hawa Koomson, the minister of fisheries and aquaculture, has reacted to remarks made by potential NPP flagbearer Kennedy Agyapong about her nomination as a minister of state.
The Ministry of Special Development Initiatives is one of the six new ministries the president established during the cabinet appointments, as noted by Hon. Hawa Koomson. She questioned how Kennedy Agyapong could have suggested to the president for creating her old ministry on her own.
She remarked, “So, it means that all the new six ministries created by the government were his advice, including the Zongo Ministry, Business, Monitoring, Planning, Regional Integration, and the Ministry of Special Development Initiative? Why did he recommend my ministry alone, there are six ministries, and he cannot single out my ministry alone to the president. So, it tells you that whatever he is saying…sometimes, let us take it like that because to every household there are issues.” She made these statements in an interview on Okay FM on November 2, 2023.
Hawa Koomson also added, “If that is so, then it means that he gave the presidency to Akufo-Addo. If he comes out and says that he is not part of the government, then it means that is a lie. He has vindicated those who have been claiming that he is a part of the government. But we thank God that he has given him such a favor for him to get access to the president to the extent that he was able to create a ministry for Hawa Koomson.”
Hawa Koomson was recently questioned by Kennedy Agyapong to find out how she was appointed as a minister. He said that he and Central Regional Chairman Robert Kutin Jr. were instrumental in getting her appointed.
Agyapong, in an interview with Kastle FM, stated, “Hawa Koomson, who is now saying all sorts of things about me, should go and ask President Akufo-Addo and Chairman Butey. I challenge every politician in the Central Region if anyone can match up my contribution to the region.”