- Kwaku Agyeman-Manu has revealed that some $100 million allocated for the ministry to fight against COVID-19 has been exhausted
- He did not say what exactly the $100 million allocated to fight against COVID-19 was used for
- He however, disclosed that some $120 million loan facility from the World Bank is about maturing for use
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The Minister of Health designate, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, has revealed that some $100 million allocated for the ministry to fight against COVID-19 has been exhausted.
He made this disclosure when he appeared before the Appointments Committee on Wednesday, February 10, 2021, to be vetted for the position of minister of health.
The former health minister did not say what exactly the $100 million allocated to fight against COVID-19 was used for.
Agyeman-Manu, however, disclosed that some $120 million loan facility from the World Bank is about maturing for use by this Ministry to boost the COVID-19 fight in Ghana.
“The Ministry of Health initially got $100 million allocation to spend on COVID-19. That amount has been exhausted,” he said.
The Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta at the onset of the pandemic indicated to Parliament that an amount of $100 million will be dispensed for curbing the outbreak.
In other news, a 22-storey building under construction at the Airport Residential Area adjacent the Association International School has collapsed.
Some workers on site of this construction work have sustained various degrees of injuries. They have since been rushed to the Nyaho clinic.
According to a report filed by Citi News, the Headmistress of Association International School, Audrey Doryumu said the unfortunate happening comes to confirm their claims and concerns that the facility was being constructed without due diligence.
She said the relevant state agencies must as a matter of urgency order for a halt of the construction work.
In 2019, some residents registered their displeasure at the development being undertaken by a Turkish Construction Company since it was a threat to them.
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