President Akufo-Addo has accepted the resignation of the Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Carlos Ahenkorah.
His resignation takes immediate effect.
The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry’s resignation follows his admission that he had breached the COVID-19 protocols by visiting a registration centre in his constituency before the period of self-isolation was complete, a statement issued by the Director of Communications at the Office of the President, Mr Eugene Arhin, said.
President Akufo-Addo in the statement admonished his appointees to provide leadership at all times.
“President Akufo-Addo is admonishing all of his appointees to bear in mind that they are to provide leadership, at all times, for adherence to the protocols that have been established to help the nation defeat COVID-19,” the statement said.
It added that, “in accepting the resignation, the President recognises that Hon. Carlos Ahenkorah has acted honourably in the circumstances by resigning his office, and wishes him well.”
Below is the full statement