Minority pushes for bi-partisan probe into procurement of Sputnik V vaccines

The Minority in Parliament has filed a motion for a bi-partisan probe into the procurement of Sputnik V vaccines from Russia through middlemen.

Ghana through the Health Minister, Kwaku Agyemang Manu has signed two contracts for the supply of Sputnik V, vaccines at 18 and 19 Dollars through middlemen.

The move Government explained is as a result of difficulties in securing vaccines through Government to Government arrangements which could have driven down the price.

Mr. Manu at the Meet The Press engagement last week disclosed that a Deputy Ambassador at the Russian Embassy was engaged by Government to facilitate the procurement of the vaccines but to no avail.

But addressing the media in Parliament, Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu stated that a Deputy Ambassador portfolio does not exist at the Russian Embassy.

The Tamale South MP argued that the contracts are in breach of Article 181 (5) of the Constitution which requires such international transactions to secure Parliamentary approval and thus must be halted immediately.


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