Ghana has received a donation of 50,000 COVID-19 vaccines from India in support of the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
Ministers designates for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration and Health, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey and Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, jointly received the vaccines from the Indian High Commissioner to Ghana, Sugandh Rajaram .
Madam Ayorkor Botchwey, on behalf of the Government and People of Ghana, expressed gratitude to the Government of India, in particular, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, for the kind and timely donation of the 50,000 doses of vaccines.
“The donation, coming just a few days after the historic delivery of 600,000 doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccines to Ghana, under the COVAX Initiative, reflects the very cordial and fraternal relations between Ghana and India,” she said.
She assured Ghanaians that President Nana Akufo-Addo and his Government were leaving no stone unturned in the quest to acquire, at least, 20 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to effectively inoculate the population.
She thanked the Government of India and the High Commissioner and his team for facilitating the speedy arrival of the much needed AstranaZeneca vaccines.