● World Bank says they gave Ghana $430million to fight covid-19
World Bank Country director, Pierre Frank Laporte has revealed that they gave Ghana 430 million United States dollars to Ghana to combat covid-19.
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He was speaking to Joy News when he made these revelations. According to him the World Bank also gave Ghana $130million purposely for the purchase of covid-19 vaccines aside the $430million.
“we’ve provided $430million to Ghana to fight covid-19. And this includes different activities including initially the communication campaign, the sanitization campaign, equipping labs, equipping new facilities to receive patients, to treat patients” he told JoyNews
He further revealed Ghana could receive an additional $60million that could aid her covid-19 fight. Mr Pierre Frank Laporte also revealed that while the World Bank pumped that money to support the economy, a lot more activities were put in place to support indigenous businesses, especially Small and medium sized enterprises because these are the drivers of Ghana’s economy.
“So a lot of things are happening. We’re hoping that the Development Bank, the Development Finance will also get resources for small businesses. You see the Omicron variant has reminded us of something that we should never think that covid will just go away like that. It may go, it may not. At this point in time, we’re discussing a further tranche of support for covid. If all goes well it should be available early March. We’re looking at $60million dollars, which 20 will go directly for more vaccines and the 40 for additional treatment centres” he detailed