Sputnik vaccine brouhaha: All I wanted to do was to protect the public purse – Agyeman Manu

Sputnik vaccine brouhaha: All I wanted to do was to protect the public purse – Agyeman Manu

  • Agyeman Manu has opened up about the botched procurement of the overpriced Sputnik Vaccine
  • The Health Minister said he has always been mindful of protecting the public purse
  • His comment comes after several calls by Ghanaians for him to resign from his position over the botched Sputnik Vaccine deal

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Embattled Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyeman Manu has opened up about the botched procurement of the overpriced Sputnik Vaccine.

According to a report filed by Starrnews, he has always been mindful of protecting the public purse in his bid to secure vaccines for Ghana in the wake of COVID-19.

He also reiterated that the money he to the Sheikh in the failed deal has been paid back to the state.

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Sputnik vaccine brouhaha: All I wanted to do was to protect the public purse – Agyeman Manu
Sputnik vaccine brouhaha: All I wanted to do was to protect the public purse – Agyeman Manu
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“I would like to assure the general public that the Ministry of Health is working assiduously to access vaccines to enable vaccinations to be administered to the public. That is the surest way to win the battle against COVID-19,” he said.

The Health Minister, Kweku Agyemang Manu, has over the past few days being a topic of public discussion, following the botched Sputnik Vaccine deal.

This comes after an ad-hoc parliamentary committee tasked to probe the deal recommended that efforts should be made to retrieve over GHS16 million expended as part of the deal.

The Minority in Parliament for instance has threatened to pass a vote of censure on the Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyeman Manu.

Other Ghanaians have also added their voices to calls for the dismissal of the Minister.

A recent post by Manasseh Azure Awuni as sighted by YEN.com.gh has revealed some anomalies, which has generated a social media trend, #AgyemanManuMustGo calling for him to be sacked.

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With the hashtag, #AgyemanManuMustGo trending on Twitter, several Ghanaians are calling for the resignation or sacking of the minister.

Source: Yen

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