Government is facing challenges procuring more COVID-19 vaccines – Health Minister

Government is facing challenges procuring more COVID-19 vaccines – Health Minister

- The Health Minister has made certain revelations regarding the procurement of COVID-19 vaccines

- Kwaku Agyeman Manu said the government is facing challenges with regards to procuring the vaccine

- He however gave the assurance that the country is trying so hard to lobby for more vaccines despite the challenge

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The newly sworn-in Health Minister, Kwaku Agyeman Manu, has made certain revelations regarding the procurement of COVID-19 vaccines.

According to him, the government of Ghana is facing some challenges with regards to procuring the COVID-19 vaccine.

He stated that the plans by the government to get more vaccines were being hampered by an increase in the demand of the vaccine across the globe.

Ghana facing procurement challenges with COVID-19 vaccine – Health Minister
Ghana facing procurement challenges with COVID-19 vaccine – Health Minister
Source: UGC

Kwaku Agyeman Manu however gave the assurance that the country is trying so hard to lobby for more vaccines despite the challenge in having them.

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“We are having challenges in supplies just like across the globe. There are those who have money invested in the development, and they are keeping on to the stocks.” he said.

On February 23, 2021, Ghana took receipt of the first COVID-19 vaccine doses distributed by COVAX.

Meanwhile, Government is considering imposing sanctions on Ghanaians who will refuse to take the COVID-19 vaccine, Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, disclosed.

“A lot of people are volunteering or stepping up to it. So we have not had a need as of now to introduce sanctions,” the Information Minister stated during a news conference on Monday.

But, should it become necessary that sanctions are introduced to compel people to take the COVID-19 vaccine, “we will advise accordingly,” Oppong Nkrumah stated.

In other news, Abenah Serwaah Mankosa, a class one teacher at the Aninkroma D/A Primary School in Adankwame District in the Ashanti Region, is touching the lives of her pupils in a positive light.

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Though she is faced with impediments due to financial limitations, the young female teacher, through her laudable initiative has gone all out to change the lives of the pupils.

Serwaah Mankosa has been providing her deprived pupils with hot meals every day from her meager resources and through the benevolence of her friends on social media.

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