World Bank Country Director-Ghana, Pierre Laporte
According to the Country Director of World Bank Pierre Laporte, World Bank has approved the disbursement of $200m to support Ghana in the fight against COVID-19 and health sector, and to help the government of Ghana to revamp the economy devastated partly by COVID-19.
Further, this financial support is to help Ghana purchase more of COVID-19 vaccines to vaccines more Ghanaians to fight the virus. COVID-19 pandemic exposed Ghana’s health sector challenges and this money is to partly help to solves those loop holes. The world economies including Ghana’s was crippled due to COVID-19 impact. The Country Director believes this support should partly help Ghana to begin to recover economically.
“The World Bank is happy to support this second additional financing given the importance of preventing deaths and reducing transmission of COVID-19 among the population by providing access to COVID- 19 vaccines towards accelerating economic and social recovery in Ghana, World Bank Country Director, Pierre Laporte in a statement said
“We are also aware of the continuing difficulties in having access to COVID-19 vaccines and logistics due to the global vaccine market challenges and will continue to work to address the inequity in vaccine supplies that is impacting Ghana and other developing countries,” he added.