In a Twitter post, the IMANI Africa Vice President revealed that “Kenya is using $3 per dose for its vaccines (with an additional $0.7 planned for logistics)” whiles “South Africa paid $5.25”.
He continued to say that “most EU countries are paying around $2.16 (but because of volume and bargaining power issues there, let’s discount)”
Mr. Simons is however wondering why Ghana budgeting $10 per dose.
If readers can recall, President Akufo-Addo in his last address on measures taken by the government to curb the Covid-19 said plans are far advanced on the country’s getting the vaccine for the virus in the first quarter of the year, which is from March going.
Since the virus touched the shores of the country last year March, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday, April 13, 2020, approved the disbursement of SDR 738 million (about US$1 billion) to be drawn under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF) by the government of Ghana to support the country in the fight against the deadly virus.
This year, the spread of the virus has gathered momentum with about 7,754 active cases with 511 deaths amid the reopening of schools and churches.
This is what he posted:
“Kenya is paying $3 per dose for its vaccines (with an additional $0.07 planned for logistics). South Africa paid $5.25. Most EU countries are paying around $2.16 (but becos of volume & bargaining power issues there, let’s discount). Why is Ghana budgeting $10 per dose?”
By: Efo Korsi Senyo / awakenewsroom.com