The President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo has announced that it is the intentions of the Ghanaian government to get the entire population vaccinated against COVID-19.
Nana Akufo-Addo made this revelation during his 23rd COVID-19 national address while he announce the measures putten in place to curb the increasing cases of COVID-19 in the country.
“Fellow Ghanaians, in Update No. 21, I indicated that Ghana is set to procure her first consignment of the COVID vaccines within the first half of this year,” the President stated.
The President continued “since then, a lot of work has been done towards the realisation of this. Our aim is to vaccinate the entire population, with an initial target of twenty million people”.
According to the President, “through bilateral and multilateral means, we are hopeful that, by the end of June, a total of seventeen million, six hundred thousand (17.6 million) vaccine doses would have been procured for the Ghanaian people”.
During night of the address, the president mentioned that some new restrictions have been announced such as a ban on weddings and funerals, Nana Addo also noted that “the earliest vaccine will be in the country by March”.