Minister-designate for Fisheries Mavis Hawa Koomson says she would not want to comment in detail on the shooting incident because the case is still being investigated by the Police.
She made the remarks when she took her turn before the Vetting Committee.
According to her, she regrets the shooting incident and wished it never happened again.
Her justification was that the circumstance on the day led her to fire the gunshots.
When asked the circumstance that led to firing the shots, the former Special Initiatives Minister said her action was justified, but she regrets it.
The nominee added that if she gets an opportunity, she would have done things differently.
She also described the situation as an unfortunate one which she wished never happened.
The NPP Member of Parliament for the Awutu Senya East Constituency, Mavis Hawa Koomson in July 2020, admitted firing gunshots at a voter registration centre in the area.
There was a confrontation at a registration centre in the constituency on Monday, July 20, 2020, which led to gunshots being fired and motorbikes being burnt.
There were reports that the Electoral Commission (EC) officials fled from the scene following the altercation.
The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) subsequently accused Hawa Koomson of being behind the violence in the area.
Hawa Koomson subsequently confessed on Accra-based Adom FM that she fired the warning shot in self-defence.
“When I got the information that people were being bused from some places into my constituency, I couldn’t sit down for people to come and register in my constituency and elect an MP for the people of Kasoa…I work with men because I can’t work with women alone in this political enterprise. None of my men had guns on them when we got to the centre, I fired the shots myself. Yes, I gave those warning shots to protect myself,” she said.
She admitted same before the Committee but stressed she was sorry that should not be the conduct of a person occupying the office of a Minister.
She further apologised to persons who became scared on the day of the incident.