National Tenants Union of Ghana go after Hawa Koomson, “Such a reckless statement from an MP” I apologize to Ghanaians now

The National Tenants Union of Ghana is demanding an apology from the Member of Parliament for Awutu Senya East Constituency following her comments about rent in Ghana.

The Minister in a Radio Interview said that Ghanaians are even lucky to be paying low rent charges when she compared the Ghana rent charge to Canada.

Following her comments, she has received a lot of bashing from the public as to why she will compare Ghana to such a developed country.

The National Tenants Union thus called for an apology from the Minister.


“Our attention has been drawn to a statement made by Hon. Hawa Koomson, Minister, Fisheries and Aquaculture on a live National Television ( Onua Tv) dated 21stFebruary, 2024
“ If you think Rent is expensive in Ghana, go to Canada and see”. This is a distasteful statement and not deserving of a person of her caliber.
The Union is dismayed about such a reckless statement coming from an Honorable Member of Parliament, and therefore, request her to render an unqualified apology to the good people of Ghana.

It’s a basic knowledgeand experience thathigh cost of rental accommodation is deepening  poverty,and increasing slumsin Ghana, which poses tremendous challenges for achievinga dequate shelter for all.

We would like to also call on His Excellency, thePresident of the Republic to call her to order, as her statement brings the office she occupies to public ridicule and disrepute which is undeserving of aMinister of State

As the people’s representative knowing that the cost of rent and the disparity in incomes is a matterof National concern should rather make a statement to comfort the people, but not to make mockery andvilify them.
We hope that the Hon. Minister will come out boldly to ask for forgiveness from her constituents and the general public for such unwarranted statement.
Thank You”

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