Covid-19 vaccines free - GHS insists as investigations begin on stealing and sale of vaccines

Covid-19 vaccines free - GHS insists as investigations begin on stealing and sale of vaccines

- The Ghana Health Service has started investigating the theft and sale of Covid-19 vaccines

- Director General of the GHS condemned the act, assuring of intense surveillance

- Covid-19 vaccines are free across the country

The Ghana Health Service has started investigations over the stealing and sale of Covid-19 vaccines by an unknown syndicate.

Three people have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the stealing and sale of some COVISHIELD vaccines

According to a joy news report, Disease Control Officers at the Ridge, Stephen Dzisenu, and La Bawalashie Polyclinic, Lord Pabitey allegedly stole 36 and 26 vials of the vaccine respectively

An Occupational Health and Safety Officer, Cosmos Allotey, is believed to have received the stolen merchandise from Pabitey and Dzisenu and administers it to people at GH¢200.00 per jab.

“The Service condemns such alleged criminal act in no uncertain terms. An administrative inquiry is being instituted and appropriate sanctions shall be applied if they are found culpable.

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The Service commits to cooperate with the security agencies to unravel the circumstances leading to this illicit act,” the statement, signed by the Director General, read.

In other news

The Global Funds, an international organization that provides funding for humanitarian crises, has issued a report indicating that some workers of an organization helping HIV/AIDS patients are having intimate relations with these persons.

Titling their research as “Misconduct affecting Global Fund grants”, the report lamented the development calling for swift investigation and possible diversion of funds from the said company.

“Multiple NAP+ executives demanded that program members engage in sexual conduct or provide financial kickbacks in order to access events and benefits supported by grant funds, which constituted corrupt and coercive practices,” the report said.

“The Global Fund’s governance policy framework in relation to protection from sexual exploitation and abuse and sexual harassment (SEAH) is inadequate,” it added.

In other election stories.

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The Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU) – a US based research institute – is predicting that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) will be victorious in the 2024 general elections.

According to the research unit, the main reason for NDC’s victory will be that President Akufo-Addo should have completed his 8-year-tenure hence the normal trend of power going to the next main opposition political party.

Even though John Dramani Mahama is touted as the possible candidate for the NDC in 2024, the EIU in its report indicates that opposition party may go in for a new leader.

“The next parliamentary and presidential elections are due in 2024. Under the constitutionally mandated term limits, Mr. Akufo-Addo cannot run for a third term. Mr. Mahama is reportedly considering whether to run again, but we expect the NDC to seek to revitalize its prospects with a fresh candidate.”

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