A pressure group by name Occupy Ghana has joined the score of Ghanaians demanding the prosecution of Member of Parliaments for Tema West Constituency and Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry Carlos Ahenkorah for breaching COVID-19 protocols.
Ghana’s social and political non-partisan pressure group passionately committed to ensuring that Ghana develops to its full economic potential and remains a beacon of hope of democracy in the African continent and world at large is calling for the prosecution, dismissal, and withdrawal of candidature of the Member of Parliament for Tema West Constituency, Carlos Ahenkorah for breaching the COVID-19 protocols.
Occupy Ghana’s action is in response to Mr. Ahenkorah confirmation that, he visited a voter registration center despite being aware that he is positive for COVID-19.
According to the pressure group, they are also calling on the police to investigate his actions, and if found to have breached the law, to prosecute him.
In a statement issued by Occupy Ghana, the group stated that his action put his fellow citizens at such a high risk of contracting the coronavirus disease.
The group further stated that as a minister of the state of a government that is battling hard against this pandemic, he 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.
“We also call on the New Patriotic Party to withdraw him as their candidate for the upcoming parliamentary elections” they further stressed
Meanwhile, following backlash from countless Ghanaians across social media and mainstream media platforms, Mr. Ahenkorah has subsequently resigned from his position as a Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry on Monday but still holds his position as the Member of Parliament for Tema West Constituency.
By Iddrisu Muftaw | Political Desk | Talksafrica.com