Ghana’s Parliament has approved a loan facility of a 200 million Dollars agreement between the Government and the International Development Association to financing the Ghana COVID-19 Emergency Preparedness and Response Project.
Presenting the Finance Committee’s report at the plenary, on the Floor of Parliament on Tuesday, July 6, 2021, the Committee Chairman, Mr. Kwaku Kwarteng disclosed that, the loan facility will be used to purchase COVID-19 vaccines to help save the lives of Ghanaian citizens.
“Mr. Speaker this loan is to enable the government rollout of a mass vaccination programme in the country since a number of individuals who had received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine are yet to receive the second dose.
According to him, the pressing need to activate a robust COVID-19 vaccination programme as well as strengthen the health system in the country has necessitated the need for this additional financing.
“This is within the context that the number of individuals who had received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination in Ghana as of March 2021 is estimated at 475,000 out of the target 17.5 Million people,” he explained.