A deputy Minister of Trade & Industry, Carlos Ahenkorah, has officially tendered in his resignation letter from office, a statement from the Jubilee House has said.
The letter, according to the statement signed by the Director of Communications, Office of the President, Eugene Arhin, has been accepted by the President.
“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, which takes immediate effect”, the statement in part read.
It added ” This follows the admission by the deputy Minister of his breach of the COVID-19 protocols, when, as a person certified to be positive for the virus, he visited a registration centre in his constituency before the period of self-isolation was complete. In accepting the resignation, the President recognises that Hon. Carlos Ahenkorah has acted honourably in the circumstances by resigning his office, and wishes him well”.
The statement however, admonished all political 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.