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Former Health Minister Kweku Agyeman Manu is standing firm, claiming innocence in the procurement of Sputnik V vaccines amidst the COVID-19 pandemic two years ago.

He characterised the entire ordeal as a potential setup orchestrated against him.

Mr Agyeman Manu stressed that he did not execute the procurement single-handedly, suggesting a concerted effort by certain individuals to undermine him.

He maintained that his primary concern during the pandemic was saving Ghanaian lives, dismissing any peripheral considerations at the time.

During an interview with Starr FM on Wednesday, February 21, the Dormaa Central Member of Parliament emphasised that he has been cleared of any wrongdoing, as no adverse findings have been unearthed against him.

Expressing disappointment, he noted his disillusionment with some parliamentary colleagues who failed to appreciate his explanations.

“I had done no wrong, but some people just wanted to pitch me up and put wrongdoing on me. I was doing that one in good faith, collaborating, and having meetings, I didn’t do that transaction myself alone. Then all of a sudden, “You didn’t come to Parliament, in an emergency.”

“No matter how much I tried to explain, the health committee in Parliament would not accept anything. At one stage, I got so down that I was even requesting that they charge me to court because I thought that my explanations would have been accepted in court rather than in front of my own colleagues on the committee. Whether it was mischief or something, I wouldn’t be able to tell, but that was what happened," he said.

The lawmaker said he remains resolute in his stance, affirming that he dedicated his utmost efforts to serving the nation, despite the challenges encountered during the episode.

He reiterated his adherence to all due processes during the procurement, adamantly denying any wrongdoing or violation of the law.

“Subsequently, even when that was dying down, another group in the chamber was trying to cite me for perjury, and they were asking for a censure motion on me. These were times that I felt that I had done so well, I was working so hard to try to keep us alive even in the midst of a massive pandemic on the globe. But despite all that, I managed to continue to do what I was doing to save the lives in Ghana.”

“I don’t know what is going to happen, but that is what it is. I will still insist and continue to say I did no wrong. I never can be cited for any wrongdoing. But it gave me pressure because that was in my nature,” he insisted.

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