Sun. Aug 14th, 2022

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has expressed Ghana’s commitment to contribute to the successful implementation of the Pan-African Vaccine Manufacturing Project.

“The Pan-African Vaccine Manufacturing Project fits perfectly with Ghana’s roadmap for domestic vaccine development and manufacturing. Ghana is ready to play her role, and I reaffirm, once again, her determination to make the project work successfully” he said.

President Akufo-Addo said this at the groundbreaking ceremony for the commencement of construction of a vaccine manufacturing plant in Kigali, Rwanda, yesterday.

Expressing gratitude to President Paul Kagame for the invitation to participate in the event, President Akufo-Addo indicated that the commencement of construction “signals to the rest of the world the commencement of this end-to-end vaccine manufacturing facility, involving Rwanda, Senegal and my own country, Ghana.”

In his remarks, the president indicated that the import of the Pan-African Project meant that Ghana, Senegal and Rwanda must work together, the reason why the relationship between the Food and Drugs Authorities (FDA) of Ghana and Rwanda is being deepened with the signing of a new Memorandum of Understanding on Friday, 24th June.

“Through this, FDA Ghana, which achieved World Health Organisation (WHO) Global Benchmarking Maturity Level Three (3) in 2020, and is working hard to achieve Maturity Level Four by the end of this year, will assist FDA Rwanda to attain WHO Maturity Level Three as soon as possible.