Hawa Koomson exposes Ken Agyapong over her ministerial appointment claim
The Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Mavis Hawa Koomson, has responded to claims made by Kennedy Agyapong, a New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer hopeful, regarding her appointment as a minister of state.
Hon. Hawa Koomson has pointed out that during the ministerial appointments, the president created an additional six ministries, including the Ministry of Special Development Initiatives. She questioned how Kennedy Agyapong could have single-handedly recommended her former ministry to the president for creation.
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 monitored by MyNewsGh.com.
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.”
Kennedy Agyapong had recently challenged Hawa Koomson to inquire about how she was given a ministerial position. He asserted that he played a significant role in securing her appointment, along with the Central Regional Chairman Robert Kutin Jnr.
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.”