President of IMANI Africa, Franklin Cudjoe has shared his thoughts on the controversy surrounding the procurement of the Sputnik V vaccines.
In the latest development, the middleman, Sheikh Al Maktoum, has agreed to refund the amount of US$2,470,000 of the non-supplied doses from the 50% advance transferred to his account.
Reacting to this, Franklin Cudjoe described the health minister’s effort to get a refund as successful.
He also said the money should be transferred to the government of Ghana as soon as possible.
In a Facebook post sighted by GhanaWeb, Franklin Cudjoe said, “I see the health minister has successfully managed to get the Sheikh to commit to refunding our money. We need the money tomorrow. I hope he is healthy though.”
Government of Ghana through the health ministry tasked a middleman in Dubai to help secure the Russian Sputnik V vaccines.
Sheikh Al Maktoum presented 20,000 doses of the Sputnik V vaccine for the first batch instead of the initial 300,000 doses.
The contract was later terminated following several controversies.
In June this year, the health minister admitted that he independently approved the purchase of a $64.6 million contract out of frustration.
Meanwhile, there are calls for him to resign or President Akufo-Addo sacks him from office.
Read Franklin Cudjoe’s Facebook post below.
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