Thu. Dec 1st, 2022

British trained lawyer and former host of Citi FM’s Eyewitness News, lawyer Richard Dela Sky has suggested to president Akufo-Addo to substitute the beleaguered Health Minister, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu for his former deputy, Dr. Oko Boye.

Lawyer Sky’s comments came at a time Ghanaians are calling on the president, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo to fire the health minister for his involvement in the purchase of the Sputnik V vaccine for Ghana.

“Aside from the fact that he is currently not an MP, why can’t the young and dynamic OKO BOYE be named to replace the under-fire Minister for Health?”, the former Eyewitness News host asked.

The London South Branch of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) earlier on made similar calls for the minister’s resignation or be sacked.

According to them, Mr. Kwaku Agyeman Manu must step aside voluntarily with immediate effect, saying he cannot continue to be trusted to run the ministry on behalf of Ghanaians.

“[He must go] for failing to exhibit leadership, display of corrupt practices, failing to follow laid down approval processes and failing to account to the people in respect of the procurement of Sputnik V,” a statement signed by the organiser of the Branch, Malik Dramani Mahama, reads.

The branch laments that recent events and revelations clearly indicate that the Minister and the Health Ministry have not been honest with citizens of Ghana whose taxes government appointees use to manage the country.

“One such revelation is when the Minister of Health told the whole country that he had been trying to procure the Covid-19 vaccines through government to government with the Russians but it turned out that he signed the agreement with middlemen in March and in April approached the Russians through its Foreign Ministry, a clear display of dishonesty. The Minister of Health had also indicated that it was the Sheikh who acted as the middleman who approached the Ministry of Health but recent revelation indicates that it was rather the Minister of Health who rather approached the Sheikh”, the statement added.

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