The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Friday, 3rd July, 2020, accepted the resignation from office of the Deputy Minister for Trade and Industry, Hon. Carlos Kingsley Ahenkorah, MP for Tema West, which takes immediate effect.
This follows his admission of breaching the COVID-19 protocols after testing positive for the virus.
A letter issued Friday, July 3, and signed by the Director of Communications at the Office of the President, said, Mr Ahenkorah as a person certified to be positive for the virus, visited a registration centre in his constituency before the period of self-isolation was complete.
“President Akufo-Addo is admonishing all of his appointees to bear in mind that they are to provide leadership, at all times, for adherence to the protocols that have been established to help the nation defeat COVID-19,” the statement said.
In accepting the resignation, the President recognizes that, Carlos Ahenkorah has acted honorably in the circumstances by resigning his office, and wishes him well.
Find letter from the Presidency attached.