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“Go to Canada and see if you think rent is expensive in Ghana; It is disheartening to see my statement being twisted- Hawa Koomson cries

The Member of Parliament for Awutu Senya Constituency and the Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Hon Hawa Koomson has cried unto Ghanaians to disregard a sensational reports of her circulating on social media says it is disheartening to see her statement being twisted.

This comment comes after an online publication was made about that says “Go to Canada and see if you think rent in Ghana is expensive”.

According to her, her statement was taken out of context.

Hon. Hawa Koomson added that her intentions was not to be insensitive to the valid concerns raised by citizens regarding the high cost of living.

“During the interview, I referred to Canada to illustrate that the challenges we face are part of a broader global trend. For instance, in Canada, some individuals in this post-COVID era reportedly pay over 2000 Canadian dollars for a single room self-contained, a situation I recently learned”, she stated.

She emphasized that she wants to be unequivocal in stating that her aim was not to undermine the hardships faced by Ghanaian people but to emphasize the universality of the issue.

Hon. Hawa Koomson stated categorical clear that, she implores the public to disregard these misleading narratives and for that matter she is fully aware of the challenges the citizens are grappling with, especially on the back of post-global crises such as COVID-19 and now the Russia-Ukraine war.

She reveals that the well-being of all Ghanaians is of utmost importance, and she remains committed to transparent and open communication.

She then urged everyone to come together to work together to overcome these challenges and build a better future for all.

Kindly read full statement of the press release:

TO ALL MEDIA HOUSES

21/02/2024

Re: “Go to Canada and see – Hawa Koomson”

I feel compelled to address recent claims circulating in certain media outlets and political circles, misrepresenting my remarks during my appearance on Onua FM on February 20, 2024.

Contrary to the sensationalized reports, my intention was not to be insensitive to the valid concerns raised by citizens regarding the high cost of living.

During the interview, I referred to Canada to illustrate that the challenges we face are part of a broader global trend. For instance, in Canada, some individuals in this post-COVID era reportedly pay over 2000 Canadian dollars for a single room self-contained, a situation I recently learned.

I want to be unequivocal in stating that my aim was not to undermine the hardships faced by our people but to emphasize the universality of the issue.

It is therefore disheartening to witness these statements being twisted and spun for political gains.

I implore the public to disregard these misleading narratives. I am fully aware of the challenges our citizens are grappling with, especially on the back of post-global crises such as COVID-19 and now the Russia-Ukraine war.

I want to assure our citizens that, as a Member of Parliament (MP) and a member of the government, I am fully aware and involved in actively working to alleviate the burdens of Ghanaians, we as promised to do.

Efforts continue on measures that will ease the strain on our fellow citizens example is the National Rental Assistance Scheme (NRAS) which was recently launched and is being implemented.

The well-being of all Ghanaians is of utmost importance, and I remain committed to transparent and open communication. Let us work together to overcome these challenges and build a better future for all.

Sincerely,
Mavis Hawa Koomson
MP, Awutu Senya East