COVID-19 positive Ghanaian minister Carlos Kingsley Ahenkorah resigns

Ghana’s deputy trade and industry minister Carlos Kingsley Ahenkorah has resigned for violating coronavirus self-isolation measures after testing positive for the virus.

President Nana Akufo-Addo disclosed this on Friday.

“This follows the admission by the deputy minister of his breach of the COVID-19 protocols, when, as a person certified to be positive of the virus, he visited a registration centre in his constituency before the period of self-isolation was complete,” the statement said.

Ghana has one of the highest number of coronavirus cases in the continent since the outbreak at 18,134, with 117 deaths.

Last month, Health Minister Kwaku Agyeman Manu tested positive for the virus.