U.S based Lawyer and Academician, Professor Stephen Kwaku Asare (Kwaku Azar) has stated that it is inexcusable, potentially criminal and condemnable for the Deputy Minister of Trade and Industries, Carlos Ahenkorah to tour registration centers despite being fully aware of his Covid-19 positive status.
Prof. Azar in a Facebook post sighted by MyNewsGh.com posited that the politics of win at all and at any costs which does not value being right makes no distinctions between good and bad; ethical and unethical; or even lawful and unlawful should be blamed for the reckless action of the Minister.
He explained that while we must condemn the act, we must address the underlying problem of a politics that prioritizes winning at all costs, even when it destroys our cultural norms, subverts the rules of the political game and undermines trust in our institutions.
“Of course, it is inexcusable, potentially criminal and condemnable. But why will he do it?
Simple. The politics of win at all and any costs does not value being right. It makes no distinctions between good and bad; ethical and unethical; or even lawful and unlawful.
The only thing that matters is winning, even if it means cheating, breaking the law, violating norms, destroying your “enemy,” manipulating the rules or even endangering the lives and health of others.
While we must condemn the act, we must address the underlying problem of a politics that prioritizes winning at all costs, even when it destroys our cultural norms, subverts the rules of the political game and undermines trust in our institutions. 128/1820 is a bona fide scam and sham.
Mr Carlos Kingsley Ahenkorah said on Thursday, July 2 on Accra-based CitiFM and Asempa FM 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,”
“They [doctors] said I could go out, except that I needed to wear my mask and observe social distancing,” the lawmaker told Ekosiisen’s host, Osei Bonsu (OB) on Asempa FM.
Many Ghanaians on Social media have called for the immediate dismissal of the Deputy Minister despite stating that he was “very careful” and “very mature about it”.