The Minister for Health, Kwaku Agyeman Manu, has told a bi-partisan Parliamentary Probe Committee that government has cancelled the controversial contract for the supply of Sputnik V vaccines through an intermediary.
Under the said contract, Ghana procured Sputnik V Vaccines at a unit cost of 19 dollars as against the ex-factory price of 10 dollars per dose.
Appearing before the nine-member committee in Parliament on Thursday, July 15, 2021, Agyeman Manu said the contract was terminated because Sheik Al Makhtoum and SL Global could not supply the vaccine doses procured.
“We are not just terminating the contract because, after the contract, they gave us two weeks to supply the first 300,000 doses of the vaccines that we have ordered based on the letters of credit we have given them as part of the terms of the agreement. But our letters of credit were delayed but got to them later, and they came back to us that they have run out of stock,” he said.