The Presidential Advisor on Health has hinted that Ghana is set to produce its own Covid-19 vaccines.
Speaking to Emefa Apawu on JoyNews’ The Probe, Sunday, Dr Anthony Nsiah Asare disclosed that a committee has been formed for this agenda.
“The committee is working hard, we meet several times in the week so very soon we will have our own vaccine production,” he added.
According to him, all necessary efforts to this effect are in progress; therefore, the government will achieve its purpose in due time.
“The committee set up by the president for vaccine acquisition is working very hard. I happen to be a member of the committee. We have made the scientists and a lot of people who have shown interest in it. So we will see the light very soon.
He was contributing to discussions on the Probe regarding the vaccine acquisition challenge amid fears of a third wave.
Last week, a Norwegian Newspaper, VG report, revealed that Ghanaian officials are paying almost double the market price in procuring some Sputnik vaccines.
The report further revealed that the Norwegian Police is searching for one of the intermediaries who negotiated the deal on financial crime charges.
Minority in Parliament called for a bipartisan Parliamentary probe into the claims made by the Norwegian Newspaper.
Meanwhile, the Ranking Member on Parliament’s Health Committee, Kwabena Mintah Akandoh, has stated that he finds the whole scenario mind-boggling.
“Now, let’s come to the quest for vaccines and why we are not getting and its pricing. At the committee level, the minister appeared before the committee for the budget estimate, and they told the committee that no vaccines are going to be bought more than 10 per cent per dose.
“And so when we approved the life sum for the ministry, it is up to them to go so if there is any agreement whether international or whatever, they will then come back to the committee or parliament for the approval of that agreement.
“And so when we heard that they have entered into negotiations or agreement with people from Dubai to buy one dose of Sputnik V at $19, I was very shocked,” he added.
- Cape Coast High Court cancels 2020 Assin North parliamentary election results
- Akufo-Addo sets in motion probe to determine if CJ should be removed from office
- Supreme Court prohibits Justice Honyenuga from continuing with Opuni’s case
- Assin North MP’s case: Resident insists only Supreme Court can decide what constitutes allegiance
- Neither Nana Asante Bediatuo nor his wife has bought Holiday Inn Hotel – Lawyers
- Pay us $2,000 or we will strike from August 2 – UTAG to government
- GRIDCo appoints new CEO
- Obinim breaks down Black Sherif’s ‘Second Sermon’, Ghanaians react
- Assin North ruling: We’ll contest this travesty of justice – Minority in Parliament
- No docket has been built and presented to AG since murder of Ahmed Suale – Godfred Dame
Ursula Owusu, Sam George, others join hands to commission ICT centre, library at Akyem-Bieni
Students of Nyankpala DA Primary and Junior High School have roof over their heads
Parliament’s Privileges Committee invites Alhassan Suhuyini to testify in case against Assin Central MP
‘I’m ready to testify, Mr Chairman’ – Alhassan Suhuyini on invitation to testify in Assin Central MP case
‘Prison Break’ star Wentworth Miller reveals autism diagnosis
40-year-old slice of Prince Charles and Diana’s wedding cake to be auctioned
SEND Ghana finds discrepancies in Covid-19 expenditure by government
Bob Odenkirk in hospital after collapsing on set of Better Call Saul
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s daughter added to Royal line of succession
GHA officials, agents robbing state of ¢370k daily at 9 axle load weight stations
Naomi Osaka’s early elimination from Tokyo Olympics shocks fans
Our audience are sometimes not sincere with us – Adjetey Anang
5 businesses receive Seed Capital from DTI’s Community Innovation Competition
NPP Central Regional Secretary petitions police CID to investigate Assin North MP for perjury
Workers Union at SDD-UBIDS to embark on strike on August 2