News has come out that Ghana has been cited by Norwegian news portals in an investigative report for buying the Sputnik V vaccines from the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF).
According to the report, it was bought through some businessmen at an overpriced unit cost which was almost double the original price. The vaccines were purchased at $19 instead of the original buying price of $10.
According to the Ministry of Health in a statement released, several efforts to get the vaccines from the Russian government proved futile and they had to resort to using middlemen.
The statement further noted that the government had to rather respond to an offer from the private office of one Sheikh Ahmed Dalmook Al Maktoum of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the supply of 3.4 million doses at a unit cost of $19.
It further stated that the initial price of $25 was negotiated to the $19.00