Sputnik V Vaccine: Sack Health Minister for breaching due process- ASEPA
Civil Society Group ASEPA has taken a swipe at the Health Minister Kweku Agyeman-Manu for breaching due process in the procurement of Sputnik V Vaccines from Russia, demanding his immediate dismissal.
Mr. Agyeman-Manu upon appearing before the Committee of Parliament probing the Sputnik V Vaccines, agreed he erred for not seeking parliamentary approval under duress and intense pressure imposed by infectious Covid-19 and the burning desire in the face of emergency to vaccinate Ghanaians. This act offends standard procedure of procurement and breaches judicial precedents from the Supreme Court.
Speaking in an interview monitored by African Editors on Wednesday 21 July 2021 in Accra, Executive Director of ASEPA Mensah Thompson insists “It will be a bad precedent for the Health Minister to continue to be at post after admitting on oath that he erred and breached due process”.
Mr. Thompson noted that “We’re are not saying it. That’s what the law says. He must be dismissed and prosecuted.
Source : africaneditors.com