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Covid-19: Hon. Carlos Ahenkorah exercised his discretion wrongly - Nana Akomea

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  • Commenting on the president’s dismissal of Hon. Carlos Ahenkorah, he said he was ignorant of the legal consequences.
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The Managing Director of the State Transport Company (STC), Nana Akomea, has stated that Hon. Carlos Ahenkorah’s decision to visit voter registration centres in his constituency on the heels of his positive Covid-19 test was a flawed one.


Speaking on Joy FM's political talk show, Newsfile, the former Information Minister stated that the embattled Member of Parliament for Tema West, Hon. Carlos Ahenkorah, has admitted that he took the wrong decision under the circumstance, adding that he honourably decided to resign from government. 

He further added that Hon. Carlos Ahenkorah acknowledged he had been negligent in showing leadership at that point and that as a senior employee of government, he needed to show leadership in enforcing the directive from the president and the generally recognized directives to protect other people and has paid for it.

Commenting on the president’s dismissal of Hon. Carlos Ahenkorah, he said he was ignorant of the legal consequences.

He, however, imagined that the employer would take that kind of step if it was appropriate and if the employee refused to take that step himself.

He made it known that he thinks that Hon. Carlos Ahenkorah's resignation is timely and that he has done the proper thing, stating that once he offered it timeously, the president had no alternative, but to accept it. He implored all and sundry to accept it in good faith.

Sharing his views on ensuing sanctions as to whether it is prosecution or the party taking further actions, he said the Steering Committee of the party is the body to take further action, advising that since Hon. Carlos Ahenkorah has admitted responsibility and sanctioned himself, there is no need for any other punishment.

He divulged that he has no doubt the Steering Committee will take a decision, and noted that in the call for prosecution, there are agencies and institutions responsible for that.

He stated that the call has been made and he is sure that in the coming days, they will examine that call and if there is any merit in it, he is sure they will carry it out.

Mr. Ahenkorah has since tendered his resignation to the Office of the Presidency following calls for discipline from the general public and several members of his own party.

According to the Presidency, his resignation has been accepted.

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