Ghanaians have taken to social media to call on government to dismiss the Health Minister, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu following some revelations in the report by the Parliamentary Committee that probed the Sputnik V vaccine contract.
This comes after Mr. Agyeman-Manu wrote to Sheikh Al Maktoum with whom he signed a deal to procure Sputnik V vaccines, to refund the money for the non-supplied doses.
The letter followed findings by the Committee tasked to investigate the deal, that “the amount of $2,850,000 (representing 50% of the contract sum of $5,700,000.00) has been paid to Messrs Al Maktoum despite the Minister claiming no payment had been made.
The amount which translates into the cedi equivalent of GH¢16,331,640 converted at the then prevailing exchange rate of US$1 to ¢5.73, was for the cost of 300,000 vaccines.
After the findings, Private legal practitioner, Martin Kpebu said the Minister should have resigned.
“You see that the report has made matters worse for him,” he stressed on Newsfile on Saturday.
Backing this stance, the New Crusading Guide newspaper Editor-in-Chief, Kweku Baako Jnr, agreed that the Minister has to resign.
“If he is minded to… resign, I will endorse it; I will vote for him if he were to do the honourable thing and just quit. You cannot defend this.”
Speaking on Joy FM’s Super Morning Show on Monday, Kofi Bentil stressed that Mr Agyeman-Manu breached every procurement process and constitutional requirements about the contract.
Thus, the Health Minister must be sacked, he emphasised.
In view of this, other Ghanaians on social media are also expressing their opinions with many asking for the minister to be investigated.
See reactions below;
$2.850m Can Build Many Factories For The Suffering Jobless Youth,To Get Job,Npp n Ndc Supporters,Corruption Is Killing n Destroying Our Country Ghana,So It Time We The Youth Come Together,Put Pressure On Our Govt Officials To Fight n Stop Corruption#AgyemanManuMustGo pic.twitter.com/IbwxG95iFd— Big Daddy Cee (@BigDaddyCee7) August 9, 2021
#AgyemanManuMustGo— Big Daddy Cee (@BigDaddyCee7) August 9, 2021
Over $2.850m Vaccine Money Is Missing Again Under Dis Npp Govt,How Can A Whole Health Minister Lied To Ghanaians,Plz Akuffo Addo Enough Is Enough,Bring Back Ur Share Of The Vaccine Looting Money n Sack Ur Corrupt Health Minister pic.twitter.com/IPXTVkNVch
Akuffo Addo Has Lied n Scammed Dis Innocent Conjoined Twins n Now We Need Emergency Money To Help Save Dis Conjoined Twins,But The Same Health Minister Alone Has Looted Over $2.850m In The Dubious Sputnik Vaccine Deal#AgyemanManuMustGo #AgyemanManuMustGo pic.twitter.com/NTRPDYT6TK— Big Daddy Cee (@BigDaddyCee7) August 9, 2021