Communications Minister Ursula Owusu Ekuful has come under condemnation for arguing that prosecuting Carlos Ahenkorah, who resigned after visiting voter registration centres even though he had tested positive for COVID-19, will be needless because of his resignation.
Mrs Owusu Ekuful had explained to kasapa FM that Carlos Ahenkorah’s resignation is enough punishment for his conduct which put others at risk of contracting the virus:
“Prosecution for what? Unless you can show that an individual contracted the virus by coming into contact with him because he went out on the monitoring. It will be difficult to establish a case for spreading COVID-19 unwillingly. It is easy to say but will you have the evidence to prosecute…”
I think that if it is punishment we want, he has laid down his position as deputy Minister to take responsibility for it. You don’t beat a dead horse, what else would you achieve by his prosecution. If he had insisted that he hadn’t done anything wrong and so he was still going to defend his action then the call for further sanction to be applied would be in order,” she argued.
But many Ghanaians on social media have lashed out at her, wondering why some others have been prosecuted if prosecution achieves nothing:
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