Carlos Kingsley Ahenkorah

Carlos Kingsley Ahenkorah is a Ghanaian politician and Member of Parliament of Tema West constituency. Also, he was a Deputy Minister for Trade and Industry in Ghana. He is also the CEO of Carlos King Freight Services.[1]

Carlos Ahenkorah
Member of the Ghana Parliament
for Tema West
Assumed office
7 January 2017
Deputy Minister for Trade and Industry
In office
March 2017 – July 2020
PresidentNana Akuffo-Addo
Personal details
Born
Carlos Kingsley Ahenkorah

(1966-07-20) 20 July 1966 (age 54)
Ghana
NationalityGhanaian
Political partyNew Patriotic Party

EducationEdit

Ahenkorah attended Tema Secondary School and was in House 2. He obtained a Master of Arts ( Ports and Shipping Administration) degree from the Regional Maritime University, Nungua Accra/ University of Ghana Business School in 2013.[2]

CareerEdit

He worked at Jospong Consortium as a sales executive from 2004 to 2006. He was the marketing manager of Zoomlion Ghana Limited and the manager director of J. A. Plant Pool Limited between 2007 to 2012.[3] He has been a lecturer at the Regional Maritime University since 2005 and lectured at Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) since 2010. He has been running Carlos King Freight Services since 1992.[4]

ControversyEdit

He was compelled to resign from his position as Minister of State after testing positive for Covid-19 and flouted health protocols and going out to interact with party supporters. In 2020, he went to a registration center whilst he was Covid-19 positive.[5] This was at a time when he was to have been in self isolation. For this action pressure group Occupy Ghana demanded his expulsion from government.[6] He was given an ultimatum by the president to tender his resignation.[7] On the 3rd of July 2020, he resigned from office.[8][9][10][11][12][13][14] In January 2021, during a national live telecast of the election of the Speaker of the Parliament of Ghana, Ahenkorah was seen snatching ballot sheets from the chamber during the voting process, before they were retrieved by security personnel and opposition lawmakers, as he bolted for the exit. [15][16][17][18][19][20][21][22][23]

The Majority Leader of the eight parliament of Ghana, Osei Kyei-Mensah Bonsu denied speculations that he had instructed Carlos Ahenkorah to snatch ballot papers.[24][25][26][27][28][29][30][31]

ReferencesEdit

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  15. ^ "Carlos Ahenkora escape blows after snatching ballot papers". Modern Ghana. Retrieved 2021-01-08.
  16. ^ "What Carlos Ahenkorah did was unnecessary, he ought to be sanctioned – Murtala". www.ghanaweb.com. 2021-01-07. Retrieved 2021-01-08.
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  19. ^ Quist, Ebenezer (2021-01-07). "NPP's Tema West MP-elect snatches ballot papers during counting; NDC jubilates". Yen.com.gh - Ghana news. Retrieved 2021-01-08.
  20. ^ "Swearing in of 8th parliament: Behaviour of MPs 'disgraceful, disgusting' – Edgar Wiredu". www.ghanaweb.com. 2021-01-08. Retrieved 2021-01-08.
  21. ^ "Bringing military into Chamber unacceptable; must be investigated - Mohammed Murtala - MyJoyOnline.com". www.myjoyonline.com. Retrieved 2021-01-08.
  22. ^ "Soldiers burst into Ghana's parliament ahead of swearing-in - Las Vegas Sun Newspaper". lasvegassun.com. 2021-01-07. Retrieved 2021-01-08.
  23. ^ "Tema West MP-elect, Carlos Kingsley Ahenkorah snatches ballot paper in parliament | Citi Newsroom - YouTube". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 2021-01-08.
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  26. ^ "I didn't conspire with Carlos to snatch ballot papers - Mensah-Bonsu". www.ghanaweb.com. 2021-01-14. Retrieved 2021-01-27.
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  28. ^ "I Didn't Instructs Carlos Ahenkorah To Snatch Ballot Papers - Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu Finally Speaks". KWASI Hub TV.
  29. ^ "I NEVER INSTRUCTED CARLOS AHENKORAH TO SNATCH BALLOT PAPERS- OSEI KYEI-MENSAH-BONSU". KINGDOM FM ONLINE. 2021-01-08. Retrieved 2021-01-27.
  30. ^ "Kyei Mensah did not coax me into snatching ballot papers – Carlos Ahenkorah - MyJoyOnline.com". www.myjoyonline.com. Retrieved 2021-01-27.
  31. ^ Online, Peace FM. "Kyei Mensah Bonsu Didn't Instruct Me To Snatch Ballot - Carlos Ahenkorah". Peacefmonline.com - Ghana news. Retrieved 2021-01-27.