Arguably, one of the biggest things happening in the country today is the seemingly failing fight to curb the spread of COVID-19.
After dropping to the lower hundreds, the active COVID-19 cases now stand at 6,969 as of the time of filing this report.
The new wave of infections has taken an additional toll and the health infrastructure in the country.
This comes at a time when the Minister of Health Kwaku Agyeman-Manu seems to have botched a deal to purchase the Russian developed Sputnik V vaccines.
With his botched deal requiring parliamentary enquiry, and the report laying the blame on the Minister for making payments for a vaccine that was way above the factory price, among others.
Many have accused the minister of breaching the countries procurement laws by going through an Emirati middleman to procure the vaccines at a high rate.
Now that the deal has fallen apart, the Ministry of Health wrote to the Emirati businessman to refund the money paid since the vaccines have not been delivered.
Sheikh Ahmed Dalmook Al Maktoum says he is ready to initiate the process to transfer $2,470,000 into the bank account to be provided by the Minister.
This was contained in a reply to a letter written by the Minister for a refund of the monies paid for the non-supplied doses.
While making his assurance to refund the money, Sheikh Al Maktoum deducted the amount of $380,000 from the requested refund as payment for the initial 20,000 samples he sent to the country.
Though there is the promise of a refund, a lot of Ghanaians are displeased by the performance of the minister and are claiming that the deal was stinking of corruption.
As a result, they are calling for his prosecution with the hashtag AgyemanManuMustGoToJail.
With the pressure mounting, reports are coming in that the Minister of Health is taking a two-week leave.
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