Ghana, an African country will to start the production of coronavirus vaccines in January 2024. This is intended to provide vaccines for more African countries and help reduce the dramatic spread of the Covid-19 outbreak that started in 2020.
The president of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo disclosed this information in his State of the Nation Address in parliament today, 30th March 2022, stating that, “A bill will shortly be brought to you, in this House, for your support and approval for the establishment of the National Vaccine Institute.”
Although, Akufo-Addo’s address was supposed to be held on March 3 but was postponed over concerns of its proximity to the President’s March 6 Independence Day message. He explained in his address today that the institute will lay out a strategy that will enable the West African country to begin the first phase of commercial production of the vaccines in January 2024, without proving more details. This is coming after the data release on the vaccination rate of countries by Reuters where it recorded that Ghana has only fully vaccinated about 21.4% of its 30 million odd inhabitants against coronavirus.
Nonetheless, the government lifted most of the restrictions it placed in the country at the heat of the corona virus outbreak in the country over the weekend, referring to the rapid decline in the infection rate of the virus and the successful inoculation campaigns that have taken place.
More information will be disclosed when the President expatiate on the subject matter.