Sheikh Al Maktoum, the agent in Ghana’s botched attempt to procure Sputnik V vaccines has agreed to refund a total of US$2.470 million to the government being the “remaining amount for the non-supplied doses” of the vaccines.
Sheikh Al Maktoum was due to supply about 300, 000 Sputnik V vaccines in an agreement signed with the government, however, his outfit only delivered 20,000 doses.
The Parliamentary ad-hoc committee set up to investigate the controversial Sputnik V vaccine deal, has ordered the finance minister to retrieve the money.
Sheikh Al Maktoum in a letter addressed to the Health Minister, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, said “we shall initiate the refund process to your bank account.”
Below is the letter:
The Minister for Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, has promised to recover the $2.4 million (GHC16,331,640) given to Sheikh Al Maktoum.