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Minority calls for vote of censure against the health minister.

The minority in parliament has called for another vote of censure against Kwaku Agyemang Manu, the minister of health.

Dr. James Klutse Avedzi, an MP for Ketu North, Mohammed Muntaka Mubarak, an MP for Asawase, and Ahmed Ibrahim, an MP for Banda, filed the motion in response to what the Caucus describes as engaging in international transactions without parliamentary approval, which is against article 181 of the 1992 Constitution.

When the motion is brought forward, the Health Minister will be asked to respond to six inquiries regarding the process of purchasing and supplying vaccines.

The Minister's decision to secure at a cost of $19 when the ex-factory price was $10 raises ethical concerns in the motion.

The Public Procurement Act, 2003 (Act 663) as amended by Act 914 is involved in this transaction, namely sections 40 and 41.

The Minister of Health conducted business with Sheik Ahmed Dalmook Al Maktoum's private office and paid US$850,000, the Cedi equivalent of GHS16.3 million, pursuant to a null agreement that, according to the Motion, constitutes the commission of crime.

The motion requests, among other things, that the Minister of Health be removed by a vote of censure voted in accordance with article 82 of the 1992 Constitution since the Minister's actions "constitute a direct contravention of the Constitution and laws established by Parliament."

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