Ghana’s Deputy Trade Minister Resigns over breach of COVID-19 Protocols

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By: Isaac Newton Tetteh

Accra- Mr. Carlos Ahinkra, has resigned from his position as Deputy Minister, incharge of trade and industry

A statement issued by the Jubilee House and signed by Mr Eugene Arhin, Communications Director, and sited by said Mr Ahenkorah’s resignation follows his admission that he breached COVID-19 safety protocols when, as a person certified to be positive for the virus, he visited a registration center in his Tema West constituency, before the period of self-isolation was complete.

The statement said President Akufo-Addo has asked all of his appointees to bear to provide leadership, at all times, for adherence to the protocols that have been established to help the nation defeat COVID-19.

It said the President, in accepting the deputy minister’s resignation, recognised that he had “acted honourably in the circumstances by resigning his office, and wishes him well”

The deputy trade and industry minister’s resignation was with immediate effect.

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