Executive Director of the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), Sulemana Braimah, has commended the government of Ghana for ensuring the timely receipt of the Covid-19 vaccines in the country.
Amidst mixed reactions from the public, Ghana on Wednesday morning took delivery of 600,000 doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine made by the Serum Institute of India (Covishield).
“I commend Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his government for the remarkable leadership that made it possible for Ghana to receive 6000,000 doses of vaccines ahead of other African countries.” He wrote his Facebook timeling on Thursday.
The vaccines arrived at the Kotoka International Airport on an Emirates Airlines cargo flight and were received by a delegation led by the Minister-designate for Health, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu.
The 600,000 doses is the first consignment of vaccines acquired through the COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access Facility (COVAX) which Ghana, among 92 countries, has signed unto.
The COVID-19 vaccination will begin on March 2 and will be conducted in phases among segmented populations.
A statement from the Ministry of Information said, “the Government of Ghana remains resolute at ensuring the welfare of all Ghanaians and is making frantic efforts to acquire adequate vaccines to cover the entire population through bilateral and multi-lateral agencies. We urge you to do your part by ensuring that you get vaccinated when the vaccine gets to you.”