The Deputy Minister for Trade and Industry, Carlos Kingsley Ahenkorah, has resigned from his post.

This comes after  the President’s order for him to either resign or be sacked following an interview he granted on his COVID-19 status.

Ahenkorah in a radio interview disclosed that despite being COIVD-19 positive, he toured some registration centres to see how the process was going when the Electoral Commission began registering Ghanaians for a new voter ID card ahead of the 7 December 2020 polls.

“I decided to see how some of the centres were just operating. So, I stepped out into town a bit. It didn’t mean I couldn’t go out. My test results had shown I was positive a week ago and after one week, my doctors said I could step out,” he told Asempa FM.

“They [doctors] said I could go out, except that I needed to wear my mask and observe social distancing,” the lawmaker added.

He said he was “very careful” and “very mature about it”.

Meanwhile, President Akufo-Addo has admonished all of his appointees to provide leadership, at all times, for adherence to the protocols.