President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has revealed the government’s aim of vaccinating 20 million people against the coronavirus by the end of the year.
He said despite the government having challenges to access more vaccines, the target is still to vaccinate that number by end of the year.
In his 25th COVID-19 update on Sunday May 16 he said “…The target is to vaccinate some 20 million Ghanaians at the end of the year.”
Mr Akufo-Addo further cautioned Ghanaians against traveling to high risk countries if the purposes of the trip is not pressing.
President Nana Akufo-Addo also expressed worry about external challenges that are currently working against Ghana’s vaccination, although he remains hopeful of meeting a nationwide vaccination target.
Addressing the country in a pre-recorded update on the measures his government is taking to fight
against the spread of the coronavirus pandemic on Sunday, May 16, 2021, the President also announced that at least 20 million Ghanaian adults would be vaccinated by the end of the year.
He said “International vaccine politics and the unpredictability of the supply chain as well as the third wave of infections in some countries in Europe and Asia have meant that we have not been able to secure many vaccines and vaccinated as many Ghanaians as we would have wanted to at this stage,”
A feature of the international vaccine politics that the President refers to is the deep inequality that has characterised global vaccine rollout.
By: Stella Annan |myactiveonline.com