The First Deputy Majority Whip, Hon. Matthew Nyindam has debunked the call for the Minister for Special Development Initiative Hon. Mavis Hawa Koomson to be summoned before Parliament’s Privileges Committee over her involvement in a gunshot that occurred at a registration center in kasoa.
Mr. Nyindam stated that a vivid investigation into the incident must be carried out by the Police as their constitutional mandate and not parliament.
“The fact that she is just a Member of Parliament doesn’t mean that any action taken by her must be necessarily called to the Privileges Committee. But I think it has to do with the Police and the Police must do its own investigations and get to the bottom of it,” he noted.
The Kpandai MP explains that although on the face value the action of the minister is condemnable, people shouldn’t be in haste to crucify her without hearing her side of the story.
“If you just hear that a Member of Parliament has shot into the air, obviously you should condemn the action, because why would that happen? But there must be a reason, which I don’t know…that is why the Police must look into it, Police must investigate that matter and get to know why she did that,” he stressed
Meanwhile, the call for the minister to appear before the Parliament’s Privileges Committee came from the MP for Kumbugu Constituency Hon. Ras MUBARAK.
Hon. Mubarak lamented that what the minister did has embarrassed parliament, contemptuous to parliament and the laws are clear on issues of contempt of Parliament. Hence must be summoned before the committee, to justify her action.