Ghana received 600,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines this week.
It was the first African country to receive COVID-19 vaccines from the COVAX facility. Health Minister-designate Kwaku Agyemang Manu told Ghanaians the President will be the first to take the jab when vaccination starts on March 2.
It appears, however, that some persons are still skeptical about the vaccines as some say they will rather monitor the reaction of those who take the jab first before opting to be vaccinated.
Meanwhile, Health experts are urging citizens to accept the vaccines as it is safe with very little or no side effects detected around the world so far.
Elsewhere at the Savelugu Government Hospital, patients were left stranded after the facility was shut down because of a surge in Covid-19 cases in communities and among medical staff.
The Medical Director assured that the facility will reopen on Monday, March 1 after fumigation.
The Frontiers Health Services contract with the Ghana Airport company Limited (GACL) was a subject for discussion as many raised many questions surrounding the details of the contract.
Anti-graft campaigner, Vitus Azeem says a probe is essential in determining how the contract was signed.
Meanwhile, the Minority members on Parliament’s Appointments Committee have issued a threat to ministers-
The group is accusing the nominees of hiding information relating to the contract with the GACL.
Member of the committee Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa says Kwaku Agyemang Manu, Kwaku Asiamah, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah and Adwoa Safo, could not provide satisfactory answers when asked about the deal during their vetting.
One of the offices of members of the LGBTQ fraternity in Ashongman was shut down by the police. Amnesty International describes the act as an invasion of a safe space for the group and Private Legal Practitioner, Dennis Owusu Appiah Ofosu Apea said the shutdown was unconstitutional.
Musician Wanlov the Kubolor, who performed at the launch of the LGBTG+ office during it opening has expressed surprised at government for failing to protect the LGBT community in Ghana.
However, the SDA Church said the activities of the group are satanic and asked government to come clear on that matter.
Minister-designate for Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs also indicated that he will not condone those forms of sexualities when he appeared before parliament’s Appointment Committee.
In some sad development, 19 persons, including children died in an accident on the Accra-Kumasi Highway following a head-on collision between two fully loaded passenger buses.
Dozens of people involved in the accident continue to receive treatment at the Suhum Government Hospital.
According to the Police, the two Grand Bird vehicles collided after the bus from Accra overtook a vehicle at the Akyem-Asafo Junction without observing traffic signs from the opposite direction.
Remember the government’s promise to make Accra the cleanest city in Africa? Minister-designate for Sanitation and Water Resources Cecilia Abena Dapaah said at her vetting, the achievement of the promise is still on course.
Minister-designates for Tourism, Creative Arts and Culture, Dr Mohammed Awal also at the vetting, promised to make Ghana the hub of film production in West Africa through the construction of a $20 million music and film studio.
At the Supreme Court, lawyers for former President John Mahama were hopeful the judges will grant their reliefs seeking a re-run of the 2020 presidential election.
According to the NDC, the General Secretary, Asiedu Nketia provided all the evidence in his cross-examination during his testimony.
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