Hon Kwabena Mintah Akandoh, the Member of Parliament for Juaboso Constituency in the Western North Region, has made revelations that suggest that the deal for the purchase of the controversial Sputnik V vaccine is a rip-off.
According to him, the Minister for Health, Hon Kwaku Agyeman Manu came to Parliament for approval to purchase the Sputnik V vaccine at ten dollars per dose.
He made this revelations on Saturday, June 12, 2021 on TV3’s “The Key Points” programme.
Speaking on the alleged overpricing of the Sputnik V vaccine, Hon Mintah Akandoh stated that it is very unfortunate that the government and its officials are thinking of how to inflate figures in contracts for their personal gains in the middle of the dreaded covid-19 pandemic.
“It is a clear rip-off because when the Health minister came to Parliament for approval to buy the Sputnik v vaccines, he told us he was going to buy it at ten dollars per dose,” he stressed.
According to him, the assumption behind the approval of the funds by Parliament was that whenever they are agreeing to buy the vaccines, they will come back to Parliament for approval which they did not.