Ghana: minister forced to resign

Carlos Ahenkobrah, who is the deputy trade and industry minister in Ghana resigned Friday over coronavirus quarantine violation.

He recently tested positive for COVID-19 and was advised to self-isolate for a period.

Mr. Ahenkobra came under heavy attacks after if was reported that he left his self-isolation quarters to visit a voters’ registration center in his constituency at Tema.

He had resisted calls for his resignation initially arguing that he maintained social distance when his visited the voting registration center to engage with officials.

His resignation also comes a day after a report made available to QIBLA FM claimed that the President of Ghana Akuf-Addo had threatened to fire the deputy minister should he refuse to quit his post.

Mr. Ahenkobrah is also a member of Parliament for Tema West Constituency.