Calls For Further Sanctions Against Carlos Ahenkorah Needless – Nana Akomea

Managing Director of the State Transport Company (STC) Nana Akomea says the Deputy Trade Minister tendering in resignation after admitting to breaching Covid-19 protocols is enough sanction.

He said Carlos Ahenkorah tendering in his resignation indicates his remorse and admission to wrongdoing, therefore, further sanctions are needless.

“I think his resignation was timely, he has done the right thing and once he offered it in time, the President has no option than to accept it and all of us must accept it in good faith as well,” he said on Newsfile monitored by .

The Tema West MP resigned as a Deputy Trade Minister on Friday after he said on radio that he went to a voters registration centre knowing that he has tested positive for the coronavirus disease.

Mr. Akenkora Thursday on Asempa Fm admitted to visiting registration centers despite knowing his Covid status as positive, an action that has received a lot of backlash from the public.

Despite tendering in his resignation, there have been calls for further sanctions including a request by Occupy Ghana for his prosecution.

There have also been requests for his withdrawal as candidate on the ticket on the NPP for the Tema West Constituency in the upcoming 2020 elections.

But the former Communications Director of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Akomea said his resignation is enough punishment.

“As a senior government employee he needed to show leadership in enforcing the directives not only from the president but the generally recognized directives to protect other people.

“However, he was derelict in showing leadership by breaching them and has admitted it by offering his resignation. So he has suffered the consequences and he has done the honourable thing,” he said.

“As for subsequent sanctions; whether his prosecution or the party taking actions, the steering committee of the party is the body to take any further action but I would say that once the man has admitted responsibility and taken action to sanction himself, there is no further need , for any other sanctioning,” he said.

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