Sputnik V Vaccine: Sheikh Al Maktoum refunds money to Ghana

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Kwaku Agyemang Manu, Health Minister
Kwaku Agyemang Manu, Health Minister

The Private Office of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Dalmook Al Maktoum, the entity the Ministry of Health contracted with on the procurement of Sputnik V vaccines, has said the balance of payment for 300,000 doses of the vaccines due Ghana has already been refunded.

This comes after Health Minister, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu wrote to the Sheikh demanding a refund after pressure from Ghanaians.

“The requested amount of Two Million, Four Hundred and Seventy Thousand United States Dollars (USD2,470.000) has already been refunded to the designated bank account as communicated by you. The SWIFT and the payment advice for the refund is hereby attached for your reference and record We also confirm that no funds have ever been drawn under the LC. Also, kindly note that the LC stands expired since June 2021 and is no longer a valid legal instrument issued in our favour.”

The office is also asking Ghana to confirm receipt of the refunded money and communicate same back to them while looking forward to working with Ghana.

Kindly issue us a payment receipt once the funds have been credited into the Government bank account.

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