Nabdam MP condemns gov’t for postponing COVID-19 vaccine administration

Government’s decision to reschedule the administration of the second dose of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine has attracted caution and criticism from the Member of Parliament (MP) for Nabdam, Dr Mark Kurt Nawaane.

Dr Nawaane, a Deputy Ranking Member of the Parliament’s Health Committee, observes that Ghana is at a crossroads owing to a ‘disappointing’ handling of the COVID-19 pandemic by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Government and warns that failure to implement the second-dose vaccination programme within the required period may crush the country’s hope of economic recovery.

“Ghana is at a crossroads and the uncertainty over a possible third wave from a mutant strain is real. The country has difficulties achieving a zero infection goal. Our inability to meet our timelines in implementing our vaccination program leaves the country’s hope for economic rebound in limbo,” the lawmaker cautioned.

His reaction is contained in a press statement issued hours after the government had announced at a press briefing that the second-dose vaccination exercise would be put on hold for four weeks.