Govt finally clears medical supplies stuck at Tema Port for over a year

Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in health have confirmed that all the medical supplies stuck at the Tema Port for the past year have finally been cleared by the government. Following significant agitation from stakeholders and the minority caucus in Parliament over the prolonged delays in clearing the medical supplies donated by the Global Fund, the […] The post Govt finally clears medical supplies stuck at Tema Port for over a year appeared first on Citinewsroom - Comprehensive News in Ghana.

Jul 10, 2024 - 14:22
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Govt finally clears medical supplies stuck at Tema Port for over a year

Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in health have confirmed that all the medical supplies stuck at the Tema Port for the past year have finally been cleared by the government.

Following significant agitation from stakeholders and the minority caucus in Parliament over the prolonged delays in clearing the medical supplies donated by the Global Fund, the government has taken action.

The Minister of Health, Dr. Bernard Okoe Boye, had assured that the supplies would be cleared within two weeks.

In an interview with Citi News, the acting chairman of the Ghana Coordinating Mechanism of the Global Fund, Ernest Amoabeng, indicated that distribution to the regions has commenced while the warehouse transports the goods in batches.

He revealed that the Global Fund is pleased with the progress.

“I can confirm to you that the clearing of the containers is still ongoing. Last week we visited the warehouse that has been taking delivery of the containers, and we were told that all the containers have been released by the port.

“So they were carting them from the port to the warehouse. As of Monday this week, we received information that the last batch chit that was needed from the GRA for the release of the 64 that was still outstanding has been issued.

“So, I can confirm to you that technically all the containers have been released by the government from the port,” he stated.

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