The Editor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guild Newspaper, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako has described the outcome of the Spunik V vaccines deal investigation as a disater. The bipartisan Parliamentary Committee found that the Health Minister, Mr Agyemang Manu breached almost all financial regulatory mechanisms in the execution of the agreement which has caught both international and national attention.
Consequently, the Minister of Finance has been directed by the committee to take steps towards retriving money that have been paid towards the procurement of the Sputnik V vaccines.
"A disaster. Unmitigated disaster. One has to be brutally frank. No cabinet approval, no Public Procurement Board approval, no Parliamentary approval. It is a mess. Look, it is difficult. I like the minister. He is such a gentleman but we are not talking about personality here. I'm being honest. If he is minded to step aside, I will endorse it. You cannot defend this", said Mr Kweku Baako as he analysed the development on Joy News.
Similarly, a private legal practitioner, Mr Martin Kpebu has argued that the Minister of Health should not have remained at post by this time for causing international embarrassment and financial lost to the state.
"There are thousand and one citizens who can perform that job. The president chose him. But he has taken us down the path that has embarrassed us so much so he just has to go", Martin Kpebu stated on the Newsfile program.
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