The Minister-designate for Health Kwaku Agyemang-Manu has disclosed that Ghana was yet to achieve fully its agreements with the Global Fund over the $ 21 million it lost through the Central Medical Stores Fire.
He said Ghana agreed with Global Fund after the incident to undertake a good warehousing strategy, framework contracting for the procurement of commodities to be stored in our warehouses, logistics management systems and another agreement.
He said non of these agreements have done and he took upon himself to ensure that these agreements are achieved.
By the close of last year, Ghana had achieved all these agreements except for the logistics management systems.
According to him, if we are unable to get approval for forgiveness, then the state would have to reimburse the last bit of $1.2 million.
He was responding to questions during his vetting today, February 10, 2021.
The Global Fund lost $27 million worth of medical supplies it gave Ghana in the central medical stores fire in 2015.
The Central Medical Stores at Tema containing every conceivable drug imported into the country before onward distribution to the various regions was razed by fire on January 13, 2015.
Ghana’s stock of medical supplies that was lost after the fire was estimated at GHc237 million.