Kweku Baako, who is the Editor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide has reacted to comments suggesting that the President should direct for the investigation and prosecution of Carlos Ahenkorah.
Kweku Baako said the prosecution of the Tema West MP who admitted to breaching the Covid-19 safety protocols should be triggered by the law enforcement agencies, not President Akufo-Addo.
“There are calls for further actions, prosecution let’s take the first one. Was it the President who triggered the prosecution of those pastors? or anybody who violated the EI and has been tried and sentenced?” he questions
“Let’s grow the institutions if indeed the man has violated and I think so even though we have to be specific because when it gets to the court scenario you will have to be very specific as to what offence he has committed and proceed on that in terms of the law.”
The Deputy Minister for Trade and Industry, Carlos Kingsley Ahenkorah yesterday resigned after breaching the Covid-19 safety protocols.
A statement from the Presidency signed by the Director of Communications, Eugene Arhin said President Akufo-Addo has accepted the resignation from the office of the Deputy Minister for Trade and Industry, Carlos Kingsley Ahenkorah with immediate effect.
This follows the admission by the Deputy Minister of his breach of the COVID-19 protocols, when, as a person certified to be positive for the virus, he visited a registration centre in his constituency before the period of self-isolation was complete.
His action has seen public outrage as some people described it as irresponsible on the part of the MP.
Occupy Ghana is also calling on the NPP to revoke his candidature for the general elections.
The opposition NDC has also called for his prosecution as done to some ordinary Ghanaians who breached the Covid-19 safety protocols.
Kweku Baako sharing his views on the issue said, “The prosecutorial agencies, the investigative bodies must build a docket. I am saying that let the appropriate agencies trigger that option, you don’t need the President to call agencies that go and prosecute him.
He believes nothing stops the police from pursuing this issue.
“What stops the police, the investigative agencies on their won motion responding to the Occupy Ghana statement because the statement has given them some raw materials to proceed on.”
But the MP for Ketu South Fifi Kwetey disagrees with Kweku Baako position saying it will be difficult for the police to go after someone who has links with the President.
Therefore, it imperative for the President to instruct for such action to be taken and in the absence of that, it means the President consistent talks about the fight against the pandemic is just for fanfare.