Carlos Kingsley Ahenkorah, Member of Parliament for Tema West, has declared that he would not run for re-election in 2024.
At a media interaction in Tema, Ahenkorah, a two-term MP and former Deputy Minister for Trade and Industry, revealed his intention not to run again.
The MP, a freight forwarder and the Chief Executive Officer of Carloking Services, was elected MP of Tema West after defeating Madam Irene Naa Torshie Addo in a primary with 502 votes to Madam Addo’s 273.
According to Ghana News Agency, the MP resigned as Deputy Minister of Trade following multiple requests from civil society organizations for him to be sacked or resign following his flouting of COVID-19 health protocols in 2020.
Ahenkorah, who tested positive for COVID-19, went out to engage with party members and attended a voter registration center rather than being isolated as the regulations demanded.
In January 2021, the MP was also caught on live transmission during the Speaker of Parliament election taking some ballot papers from the chamber during voting and heading towards the office.
The Tema West constituency has long been a bastion for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), and two candidates have successfully submitted nominations to be the parliamentary candidate and, eventually, the MP.
Dennis Amfo-Sefah, a former constituency chairperson, and Mr. Robert Richard Suapim are the candidates.