Ghana’s Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, has submitted to parliament for approval a loan agreement of $28 million pending consideration by the Finance Committee.

This is for the purchase of 275 vehicles for members of the 8th Parliament.

Parliament has also approved a $200milion World Bank loan to buy covid-19 vaccines.

The amount which was approved on Tuesday July 6 will also be used to cater for other activities to strengthen the health system.

 

A report by the Finance Committee indicated that out of the 200million, $137.15million will be spent specifically on vaccine procurement.

Portions of the report read “The committee was informed that each dose of the vaccine is estimated to cost US$10.55.”

The report added that, “this financing would provide improved access to affordable and equitable Covid-19 vaccines, strengthen the system for effective deployment as well as enhance preparedness and response to the Ghana Covid-19 strategic preparedness and response programme.”

source: 3news