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Minority MP’s Sign Vote Of Censure Motion For Agyeman Manu Removal As A Health Minister

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All 137 members of the Minority in Parliament have signed a motion for vote of censure for the removal of the Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, who is also the Member of Parliament for Dormaa Central Constituency.

The motion was submitted on Wednesday, February 16 via a memorandum to the Speaker of Parliament.

On Thursday 8th July 2021 Parliament established an Adhoc committee Pursuant to order 191 of the standing orders of Parliament to investigate the procurement contract between the government of the Republic of Ghana and Sheikh Dalmoulk Al Malktuom and S.L.Global Limited for the supply of SPUTNIK-V covid – 19 vaccine.

The house established the Adhoc committee following the private member motion moved by the Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu and seconded by MP for Juaboso Hon. Kwabena Mintah Akandoh.

The nine member bipartisan committee which was Chaired by the Deputy Majority Leader Alexander Afenyo Markin presented their report for adoption today.

Chairman of the committee addressing the media stated that,he is very elated that today both sides of the house and members of the committee have come to a consensus for the report to be adopted. He indicated that, the major goal of the committee was to ensure that the government retrieve all monies paid to the Sheikh for the procurement of the vaccines without any loses. He said the needful has been done without the state loosing a dime to the Dubai Sheikh.

Meanwhile the ranking Member of the Health Committee Kwabena Mintah Akandoh has render Mr. Afenyo’s claims of of coming into consensus as false .

He said the Minority has accused the Health Minister of dishonesty, telling the Committee of Health that he procured the Sputnik-V vaccines at an ex-factory price of $10 per dose when they were really procured at $19 and $18.5 per dose.

The Health Minister has also been accused of signing an agreement without prior approval of the Board of the Public Procurement Authority (PPA).

The Health Minister is also accused of fibbing and misrepresenting under oath, having made a $2.85 million initial payment to the private office of Sheikh Ahmed Dalmook Al Maktoum when he told the ad hoc committee that no payment had been made.

The Minority accuses the Minister of perjury.
“The above conduct, being in direct breach of the Constitution and laws passed by this Honourable House, the Minister of Health be removed from office as Minister by a vote of Censure passed in accordance with article 82 of the Constitution.” he said

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