The European Commission has implied the choice of Ghana as an apparent manufacturing intersection for COVID-19 vaccines in Africa.
This was after the two-day visit by the President of the Republic of Ghana Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to Brussels, Belgium, from the 19th to 20 May, an affidavit signed by the Director of Communications at the Presidency, Mr Eugene Arhin announced on Friday, May 21.
The declaration expanded
“This according to the commission, follows the initiatives already taken by the government of President Akufo-Addo towards the domestic manufacturing of vaccines.
“The task force team from the EU and Ghana will meet shortly to discuss modalities towards the realization of this initiative which in principle could be supported by the European Investment Bank (EIB).
“As has been announced already President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has secured 170million Euros from EIB for the establishment of the development bank Ghana.
“The new national bank will assist in the revitalization of the economy as well as see to the rapid recovery of the country from the ravages of Covid 19.”
Nevertheless, they explained the European Commission has declared openly the verdict to remove Ghana from the list of countries that are impaired in anti-money laundering and terrorism financing.
During the meeting that ensued between President Akufo-Addo and the President of the European Council, HE Charles Michel, as well as the European Commissioner,
The European Union admitted the effort Ghana has made in carrying out the action agenda 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 task force (FATF) the global money 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-money laundering and countering of terrorism financing,” the statement added.