Plans for National Vaccine Institute: Pres to hold meetings with COVID-19 vaccine manufacturer

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will, this week, hold meetings with the manufacturers of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines in Germany on plans to establish a national vaccine institute in Ghana.

The President hopes to solicit the support of the global vaccine manufacturing company for the establishment of the vaccine institute.

The meeting forms part of President Akufo-Addo’s official working visit to Germany, at the invitation of the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel.

Briefing the media at the maiden edition of the Jubilee House Press Briefing with the Presidential Press Corps at the Jubilee House last Friday, the Director of Communications at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin, said there would also be discussions on the procurement of more Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines for the national COVID-19 vaccination programme.

Mr Arhin said the President would participate in the G20 compact initiative programme established by the German Chancellor to promote private investments in Africa, including Ghana.

He said President Akufo-Addo’s visit was aimed at deepening the ties of cooperation and the bond of friendship between Ghana and Germany.

As part of the President’s itinerary, he said the President would deliver a speech at the 75th anniversary of the formation of the Rhine State in Germany and address an event at the Academy of International Politics at Rhine as the Special Guest.

President Akufo-Addo would hold meetings with the investor community in Germany before returning on March 28.

Mr Arhin also briefed the media on the President’s regional tour and his activities at the Jubilee House last week. 

BY YAW KYEI

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