Ghana to become manufacturing hub for Covid-19 vaccines in Africa

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Ghana has been named as one of the possible manufacturing hubs of Covid-19 vaccines in Africa by the European Commission.

A press statement signed by the Acting Director of Communications Office of the President, Eugene Arhin said, “At the meeting with the Vice President of the European Commission, Valdis Dombrovskis, the European Commission indicated the selection of Ghana as a possible manufacturing hub for COVID-19 vaccines in Africa”.

The decision, according to Mr Arhin follows the initiatives already taken by the Government of President Akufo-Addo towards the domestic manufacturing of vaccines.

The announcement was made known during a two-day working visit by President Akufo-Addo, to Brussels, Belgium, from the 19th to 20th May.

It added that “The task force team from the EU and Ghana will meet shortly to discuss modalities towards the realization of this initiative, which, in principle, could be supported by the European Investment Bank (EIB)”.

Read the full statement below:


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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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