Deputy Trade Minister, Carlos Ahenkorah resigns

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The Deputy Trade Minister, Carlos Ahenkorah has resigned from his position after admitting he visited registration centers even after testing positive to the deadly Covid-19 disease.

The Director of Communications at the Office of the President, Mr Eugene Arhin, in a press release, confirmed Mr Ahenkorah’s resignation and indicated it was with immediate effect.

Mr Ahenkorah, who is also the Member of Parliament (MP) for Tema West admitted that he had tested positive for COVID-19 and was admitted at the isolation centre of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra.

He claimed he did not pose any harm to people present because he is asymptomatic. He said this on Accra based FM station Citi FM on Thursday July 2.

“Yes, I have COVID-19 but on the first day of the registration, there was a problem at one of the centres. But knowing my status that I am asymptomatic, I visited only one centre to check on the issue. I never got in the midst of people. I drove in my car and got there, got down and spoke far away with the EC officer who explained the issue to me. I told her I will report this to their boss and then I just left. I was very careful. It is important for people like us to know their status because whether you like it not, we will go into the midst of people”, he said.

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