• Sun. Aug 7th, 2022

Sputnik-V deal: Minority calls for health minister to be sacked, says he’s incompetent

The minority in parliament has proposed that Health Minister Kwaku Agyeman Manu be censured for his role in the procurement of Sputnik-V vaccinations.

According to Kwabena Mintah Akandoh, the Ranking Member of the Health Committee, the minister failed to obtain legislative consent before acquiring the vaccines.

Mr Akandoh, speaking after the Ad Hoc committee tasked with investigating the procurement contract between the government of Ghana and Sheik Ahmed Dalmook Al Maktoum and S.L global for the supply of Sputnik-V Covid-19 vaccines, said: “While we had a strong conviction that President Akufo-Addo would have done the needful, from all indications it looks as though the president hasn’t heard or seen anything.”

“As a result, we, as Members of Parliament, particularly from the minority side, will come by motion under Article 82, and in fact, we have filed a motion and obtained the required signatures to pass a vote of censure, so that the minister will most likely be asked to leave the ministry because we find him incompetent.” According to the article, he was charged with serious offenses.”

The minority, according to Kwabena Mintah Akandoh, has gathered enough signatures to force a vote on the faith of Agyeman Manu as health minister.

Meanwhile, Alexander Afenyo-Markin, the ad-hoc committee’s chairman, has stated that the acceptance of the report by consensus should put an end to the situation.

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