A Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Carlos Ahenkorah has defended his decision for stepping out and monitoring the ongoing voter registration exercise despite testing positive for COVID-19.
He admitted on Eyewitness News that his doctor had told him to self-isolate but he had to visit a registration centre to resolve some issues that had come up.
Mr. Ahenkorah insisted that he was very careful when he visited the registration centre. Mr. Ahenkorah who is also the Member of Parliament for Tema West made the justification on the back of reports that he was admitted at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital together with the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) campaign manager for the 2020 general elections, Peter Mac Manu after both of them tested positive for COVID-19.
He insisted that although he had tested positive for Coronavirus, he was rather at the Hospital’s isolation centre and not the ICU.
Earlier reports on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, were that Carlos Ahenkorah together with the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) campaign manager for the 2020 general elections, Peter Mac Manu had been admitted at the Intensive Care Unit of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.
It came shortly after the death of the former General Secretary of the Governing New Patriotic Party, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, popularly referred to as Sir John.