98 per cent of Ghanaians who were not vaccinated are the victims of the third wave
The President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo said the facts were contained in the statistics available to the Ghana Health Service.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has indicated that about 98 per cent of Ghanaians who have been infected with the third wave of the deadly coronavirus pandemic are the people who were not vaccinated in the exercise.
He said only two per cent of the Ghanaian population who have been jabbed are having problems with the third wave of the covid.
This according to the president was contained in the statistics available to the Ghana Health Service.
He said, the statistics clearly show that the vaccines had helped to provide some protection against the spread of the dreadful disease.
Nana Akufo-Addo made the remarks when addressing the chiefs and Queenmothers of Nzemamanle Traditional council at Ampain in the Ellembelle District of the Western Region in responding to a question by the Nzemamanle Council, Awulae Amihere Kpanyile II concerning the lack of vaccines in the rural communities and the road networks in the Nzemaland.
In response, the President said, the profile of COVID-19 in the country, there is absolutely no doubt that the areas seriously affected are the urban towns in the country.
The hotspots have been from the very beginning and would continue to be up to date with Greater Accra and Greater Kumasi.
He said, there have been few incidences in the Western, Ahafo, Eastern and Volta Regions but the over warming, the bulk of the cases of the country.
To this end, the president said that the country has targeted to vaccinate 20 million Ghanaians this year, Adding that the adult population would be vaccinated which will represent two-thirds of Ghana's population.
He stressed, if the country had learned the lessons of Ebola ten years ago, "we would by now be in the position to be having our own vaccines production and sources. And we would not have been dependent in the way where are
"So the Vaccines Manufacturing Committee has been set up and has been working very assiduously to give the country a roadmap establish National Vaccine Institute and begin the processes whereby over a period of five years, Ghana would be able to develop a vaccine capability of itself," he said.
Oppong Kyekyeku, Western Region