The Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, has proceeded on a two-week leave to enable him to attend to some personal issues.
The news comes hours after the intermediary businessman, Sheikh Al Maktoum who Ghana was procuring the vaccine from agreed to refund $2.4 million of the $2.8 million paid to him.
The health minister has come under pressure, with many calling for him to resign or be sacked after breached procurement processes while trying to secure Sputnik V vaccines for Ghana.
The Minority in Parliament, led by Asawase MP Mubarak Muntaka called on President Akufo-Addo to sack the health minister for signing the agreement without parliamentary or cabinet approvals.
“It is beyond any reasonable doubt the minister betrayed his oath of office and for that matter, and he also failed to uphold the constitution and the laws of our country.
“I must say that the Minister should be sanctioned. He must be removed by the president. He is not fit to occupy the office of a minister of state and must therefore be removed from office henceforth, failing which this House must pass a vote of censure on the minister,” said Muntaka.