Ghana to serve as the manufacturing hub for the planned COVID vaccine plant by the EU
London, May 22, 2021 (AltAfrica)-Ghana is to serve as a possible manufacturing hub for the planned covid-19 vaccines plant by the European Commission
This according to the commission, follows the initiatives already taken by the government of President Akufo-Addo towards the domestic manufacturing of vaccines
The decision was communicated to the government of Ghana after the two day working visit by the President of the Republic Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to Brussels, Belgium, from the 19th to 20 May, a statement signed by the Director of Communications at the Presidency, Mr Eugene Arhin said on Friday May 21.
The taskforce team from the EU and Ghana will meet shortly to discuss modalities towards the realization of the initiative which in principle could be supported by the European Investment Bank (EIB).
During the visit, President Akufo-Addo also secured 170million Euros from EIB for the establishment of the development bank of Ghana.
The new national bank will assist in the revitalization of the economy as we’ll as see to the rapid recovery of the country from the ravages of Covid 19.
The statement added that “the European Commission has announced the decision to remove Ghana from the list of countries that are deficient anti-money laundering and terrorism financing.”
The European Union acknowledged the effort Ghana has made in implementing the action plan of the International Country Risk Guide (ICRG) in record time.
“The commission thus congratulated Ghana for the reforms embarked o0n as well as the sustainable robust system deployed towards being taken off the list.
“It is expected that the financial action taskforce (FATF) the global m0ney laundering and terrorist financing watchdog will in June 2021 announced that Ghana has been taken off its list of high risk, third world countries with strategic deficiencies in anti-mony laundering and countering of terrorism financing.”