Ghana is set to receive 1.5 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccines from Germany.
This was disclosed by the Director of Communications at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin at a Presidential Press Corps briefing on Monday, August 30.
Addressing the media, Mr. Arhin said the donation comes after President Akufo-Addo had bilateral engagements with the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel at the just-ended G20 Impact with Africa Summit.
According to him, processes are underway to ensure that the vaccines arrive in the country for administration.
He noted that President Akufo-Addo has already dispatched a flight to Germany to take delivery of the vaccines.
“The German Chancellor has made it known that, at least, Germany will be helping Africa with 70 million vaccines. The President had a bilateral meeting with the German Chancellor. One of the things that came out was the vaccine.”
“I am happy to inform Ghanaians that the German Chancellor made it known to the President that, a total of 1.2 million AstraZeneca vaccines were to be given to Ghana. A few moments ago, I got confirmation from the President that, this has increased to 1.5 million. According to the President, he is dispatching a plane to Germany to take delivery of the vaccines,” Mr. Arhin said.