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Unsupplied Doses Of Sputnik To Be Refunded

The Private Middleman in the Sputnik V impasse, Sheikh Ahmed Dalmook Al Maktoum of the Royal family of Dubai has agreed to refund the amount equivalent to unsupplied doses of the vaccine to Ghana.
This comes after the Minister of Health, Mr. Agyemang Manu, in a letter dated August 2, 2021 to the Sheikh requested for the refund.
“By this letter, I wish to formally request for refund of the remaining amount for non-supplied dose, which should be the total amount paid to your office, minus the amount due for the 20,000 doses you already supplied, in line with your earlier e-mail dated 25th July, 2021 in which it was affirmed that on 13th April, 2021 funds were transferred into your accounts as 50% advance for the initial batch of 300,000 doses”, Agyemang Manu said in the letter.

Per a letter from the Sheikh to Mr. Agyemang Manu, a total of $2,850,000 was released as the initial 50% payment, $380,000 as the amount for the 200,000 supplied doses and $2,470,000 as the balance to be funded to the government of Ghana.
He sought for confirmation of the amount and the bank account in which to deposit the amount.
The Health Minister, Mr. Agyemang Manu engaged the private middleman, Sheikh Ahmed Dalmook Al Maktoum , in order to secure doses of vaccines for the country amidst global shortages.
The agreement which breached the directive of the World Health Organization also disfavoured the country as a dose of the vaccine sold at $10 on the global market was incurred at a cost of $19 in the hand of the private middleman.
The sole decision taken by the minister came to light after a bipartisan enquiry committee was set up to probe the issue.
During the probe, the Minister said he took the decision solely because he was under intense pressure at the time the country’s COVID cases was on the rise and decided to seek parliamentary approval later.
Below is a copy of the statement:

Source: Fuseini

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