Kasoa gunshot incident not enough to disqualify Hawa Koomson
There have been many calls for her disqualification based on the incident coupled with what many described as her poor performance at the vetting. On the gun shooting incident, he explained saying: "We all know that Hawa Koomson shot a gun at a registration centre and has not been convicted. If she was convicted, she could not have stood for parliamentary elections. There is no conviction so what can you hold her for? Proficiency in English is not a requirement at vetting of ministerial nominees. Article 94 says if a person is convicted of an election-related offense he/she is not qualified to hold a public position." "If it is the fulfilment of the substantive minimum requirement, nothing can be done about that like in the case of Spio-Garbrah who was not a registered voter and had his nomination withdrawn at the time. Another was one Vicky under Kufuor's era who was proficient in English in view of the fact she lived in Britain but was not a registered voter. These are the substantive minimum requirements."