Covid-19: Carlos Ahenkorah must apologise to constituents – Lecturer

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Dr. Isaac Owusu Mensah, a senior lecturer  at the Political Science Department of the University of Ghana, has asked the Tema West Member of Parliament, Carlos Kinsley Ahenkorah to apologize to his constituents over breach of covid-19 protocols.

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  center in his constituency before the period of self-isolation was complete.

Carlos Kinsley Ahenkorah left the isolation center to monitor the first day of the Electoral Commission’s voter Registration exercise in his constituency.

A decision that has been widely criticized by all and has led to his resignation as Deputy Minister for Trade and Industry with immediate effect.

In an interview with Atinka News, Dr. Isaac Owusu Mensah, said the lawmaker needs to apologize to his constituents and start a reconciliation process in order to win back the confidence the people had in him.

Asked if calls for the prosecution of the lawmaker are legitimate, Dr. Isaac Owusu Mensah, said although Carlos Ahenkora erred, his apology and subsequent resignation from the ministerial position is in itself a step in the right direction.

OccupyGhana has called for the dismissal, prosecution and withdrawal of candidature of Carlos Ahenkorah, Deputy Minister for Trade and Industry.

According to Occupy Ghana, Carlos Ahenkorah, who is a minister of state of a government that is battling hard against this pandemic, has shown a remarkable lack of good sense on the social and physical distancing that is required by law, on the pain of criminal prosecution.


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