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Government finally resolves backlog of medical supplies at Tema Port, stuck for over a year.

Written by on July 10, 2024

Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in health have confirmed that the government has finally cleared all medical supplies that were stuck at the Tema Port for over a year.

Amid pressure from stakeholders and the minority caucus in Parliament regarding the prolonged delays in clearing donated medical supplies from the Global Fund, the government has taken decisive action.

Health Minister Dr. Bernard Okoe Boye had previously assured that all supplies would be cleared within two weeks.

Speaking to Citi News, Ernest Amoabeng, Acting Chairman of the Ghana Coordinating Mechanism of the Global Fund, reported that distribution to the regions has commenced, with the goods being transported from warehouses in batches.

He noted that the Global Fund is satisfied with the progress made.

“I can confirm to you that the clearing of the containers is still ongoing. Last week we visited the warehouse that has been taking delivery of the containers, and we were told that all the containers have been released by the port.

“So they were carting them from the port to the warehouse. As of Monday this week, we received information that the last batch chit that was needed from the GRA for the release of the 64 that was still outstanding has been issued.

“So, I can confirm to you that technically all the containers have been released by the government from the port,” he stated.


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