Health Minister, Kwaku Agyemang Manu, today appeared before the Public Accounts Committee to answer questions regarding the government’s procurement of some Sputnik V vaccines through middlemen.

On Wednesday, March 3, 2021, government signed a purchase contract for 3.4 million doses of the vaccine after it received an initial 15,000 doses from Sheikh Al Maktoum.

However, government’s contract with middle-man Sheikh Ahmed Dalmook Al Maktoum to supply the country with Sputnik V vaccines got terminated on July 15, 2021.

The Minister revealed that Sheikh Maktoum’s reason for the decision was because he “is struggling to raise vaccines.”