I’ve always been guided by the mandate to protect the public purse

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Health Minister Hon. Kwaku Agyemang Manu has told Ghanaians calling for his resignation that he has always been guided by the mandate to protect the public purse and also to safeguard Ghanaian lives, especially during the pandemic.

Pressure has been piling on the Health Minister, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, to resign over Ghana’s botched Sputnik V vaccine procurement deal.

This comes after an ad-hoc parliamentary committee tasked to probe the deal recommended that efforts should be made to retrieve over GHS16 million expended as part of the deal.

The Minority in Parliament for instance has threatened to pass a vote of censure on the Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyeman Manu.

But in a Press Statement announcing the receipt of Two Million Hundred and Seventy Thousand Dollars from Sheikh Al Maktoum who was expected to supply 300,000 Sputnik V vaccines, the Minister said “In all my public life as Deputy Minister, Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee and now Minister, I have been guided by the mandate to protect the Public purse at all times and as Minister of Health to also safeguard Ghanaian lives especially during this pandemic”.

He announced to the people of Ghana that in the interest of protecting the public purse, the country has received Two Million Four Hundred and Seventy Thousand Dollars.

Source: MyNewsGh.com/ 2021

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