Leader of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) caucus in Parliament, Haruna Iddrisu has urged President Akufo-Addo to step up efforts in procuring the Covid-19 vaccine for the country.
Speaking at an occasion to hand over a GHS210,000 newly-constructed health facility at Kotingly, a suburb of the Tamale Metropolis in the Northern Region on Sunday, 31 January 2021, he charged the President to go beyond the mere Sunday rhetoric updates and take some action.
“My advice to President Nana Akufo-Addo is to go beyond the rhetoric of Sunday broadcasts. What Ghanaians want to know and what Ghanaians want to hear: when is the vaccine coming to Ghana, and when are Ghanaians going to have access to it?” he said.
“This is what the President should be responding to. If we had to continue the measures of testing, isolation, quarantine and others, what can be reassuring to comfort Ghanaians is available in Ghana for use by Ghanaians. It is regrettable that we had to be waiting and depending on the World Bank to raise money for the vaccine”, he added.
“Even when you preach – they preach Ghana Beyond Aid – make the vaccine available and make it available as promptly as possible…I personally think that June is too far. Ghana ought to double our steps and the President must provide the needed leadership”, the Tamale South legislator said.