The Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Mr Kennedy Agyapong has said that he is willing to give the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo a whooping One Million Dollars ($1M) to procure COVID-19 vaccines.
That he said was because he was not in support of the free supply of vaccines to developing countries by their counterpart who were well to do financially, a gesture, he noted was likely to increase the developed countries over reliance on the said countries.
Speaking on his television station, Net 2 on Wednesday March 10, the businessman called on his fellow Ghanaian businessmen to rise and support the government procure the vaccines.
“I’m not bragging but I am prepared to give Akufo-Addo one million dollars to procure the vaccines,” he said.
“I don t like the idea of always going to the developed countries to beg for support as though we cannot do anything for ourselves,” he added.
Ghana received 600,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccines from the Serum Institute of India.
The West African country became the first country to take delivery of the COVAX vaccines when it received the consignment at the Kotoko International Airport.
“The vaccine deployment plan we submitted to WHO, which unlocked this consignment, was well-received,” President Akufo-Addo said on Sunday, February 28 in a televised broadcast address to the nation.
“They have done a yeoman’s job, and our nation is indebted to them. We are grateful, also, naturally, to the contributors and managers of the COVAX Facility.”