Reports reaching www.politicoghana.com indicate that a deputy Minister of Trade & Industry, Carlos Ahenkorah, has been asked by the Jubilee House, seat of government, to either resign from position or be kicked out.
This follows his interviews on some radio stations in Accra, confirming that he visited some registration centres in the ongoing compilation of a new voters register despite being tested positive for the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Ahenkorah who is also the Member of Parliament (MP) for Tema East comstituency on Thursday, July 2, 2020, confirmed in an article he authored, which has since gone viral on social media, that he was admitted at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital on Thursday but was discharged the next morning after his condition improved.
He also confirmed that he was diagnosed of COVID-19 on June 23, 2020, and was asked to self-isolate.
However, he decided to visit several registration centres after knowing his status as asymptomatic.
His write-up was in response to reports that he had been admitted at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital together with the Campaign Manager of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Peter Mac Manu, after testing positive for COVID-19.
But his post has angered many Ghanaians who have taken to social media to lambast him and to a larger extent the government for being irresponsible and undermining the fight against the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Reports are now emerging that moments after Ahenkorah’s interviews, he was called by the Jubilee House, and told by President Akufo-Addo to resign or be kicked out from his deputy ministerial position.
It is however not clear if an ultimatum was given.