The Minister Of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has cleared the air on the sanctions on people who refuse to take the vaccine.
The Ministry of Information with their representative in the person of Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has dismissed the recent reports that the government of Ghana has put out sanctions to persons who refuse to take the vaccine.
Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, the sector Minister in a press briefing at the Peduase Lodge last Monday when he was asked about whether or not sanctions with be meted out to persons who refuses the vaccines.
“As at now, there are no sanctions that have been rolled out. We are encouraging strongly that people should take the vaccine and we are pleased that we are observing that the initial vaccine hesitancy appears to be toning down a bit and we congratulate you our colleagues in the media as you are helping us.”
“We congratulate our colleagues in NCCE, ISD. As we are getting the message out, we are noticing that the hesitancy is gradually coming down and a lot more people are volunteering to take the vaccine.
“So we have not had the need as at now to introduce any sanctions. Should it become necessary at some point that we consider either what has been done I think in places like Israel or other places, where they will say if you haven’t taken the vaccine, you can’t attend a public programme. . . .Should it become necessary that we get there, we would advise accordingly but for now, we are happy at the level of encouragement and volunteering with which people are stepping up and taking it.”