-Kennedy Agyapong has rejected the free delivery of COVID-19 vaccines to Ghana
-He said he was prepared to give the state $1million to buy the vaccines
-Ghana has already taken delivery of some 600,000 free vaccines
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The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong, said he finds the free supply of COVID-19 vaccines to Ghana troubling.
Declaring his dissatisfaction with the free deployment of the COVID-19 vaccines to the country, the maverick NPP lawmaker said he was prepared to fund Ghana’s purchase of the vaccine to reduce the country’s over-dependence on aid.
“I’m not bragging, but I am prepared to give Akufo-Addo one million dollars to procure the vaccines,” he stated on his Net 2 television on Wednesday.
“I don't like the idea of always going to the developed countries to beg for support as though we cannot do anything for ourselves,” he added.
Ghana on February 22, 2021, took delivery of 600,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine under the United Nation-led COVAX facility.
The AstraZeneca vaccine is licensed to the Serum Institute of India (AZ/SII).
Three hundred thousand people have so far been vaccinated from the deadly virus since the commencement of mass vaccination on March 2, 2021.
Ghana is expected to receive an additional two million of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines from the COVAX Facility by the end of May this year, boosting the government’s quest to vaccinate about 20 million Ghanaians.
Meanwhile, the General Overseer of Action Chapel International (ACI), Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams, says it takes faith for one to take the COVID-19 vaccine. According to the man of God, despite testing negative 22 times for the deadly contagion, he still went ahead with the jab.
“...And if you think I don’t have faith for taking the vaccine, you are joking, I have faith but taking the vaccine is also common sense and it is also wisdom,” the Archbishop stated in a sermon over the weekend.
The ACI General Overseer expressed disappointment in some Ghanaians for refusing to take the vaccine because of conspiracies on social media.
It will be recalled that Duncan-Williams was spotted wearing two masks at the funeral of the late former President of Ghana, Ft Lt Jerry John Rawlings, at the Black Star Square on January 27, 2021.
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