President Akufo-Addo says government has opened formal discussions with drug manufacturers towards importing a vaccine for the Covid-19 pandemic.

He noted that the discussions come after the committee formed to recommend the appropriate decision on Covid-19 vaccine completed its work and submitted its findings to the government.

The President said further details will be provided subsequently.

“Through the advances of science, we now have vaccines which have already been administered in some countries that could help control and eventually end the pandemic.

“The committee formed by government to recommend the appropriate decision on Covid-19 vaccine has completed its work, enabling government to begin discussions with vaccine manufacturing companies with the goal of ordering the suitable doses of the vaccine for use in Ghana,” he said.

President Akufo-Addo disclosed this on Tuesday while delivering a keynote address at the 72nd annual New Year School at the University of Ghana, Legon.

He stated that government has not relented in its efforts to keep the virus under control.

President Akufo-Addo said Ghana, as it stands now, is doing better than many advanced countries in managing the pandemic.

He, however, noted that the public must also play its role in the fight in order not to undermine government efforts.

The President also urged the general public to strictly comply with the Covid-19 safety protocols, as it is the surest way to completely bring the virus under control.

“…and surely we are faring much better than many other countries including some well advanced developed countries. If we do not adhere to these protocols all the work is being undertaken to build Ghana in the face of the global health crisis will fail,” he said.