For 48 hours in a row, Health Minister Kwaku Agyeman-Manu has been the topic of discussion on social media.
Despite all the happenings in the country, the embattled minister has been maintained in the top trends especially on microblogging site, Twitter.
His indulgence in the procurement contract of the Sputnik V vaccine has come under scrutiny following his failure to adhere to the right procedure.
Findings of the Parliamentary Committee set up to probe the contract included the breaching of constitutional provisions for the House’s approval as well as the Public Procurement Act.
With several stakeholders and parliamentary members calling for his exit, many others have begun mounting pressure for the health minister to be prosecuted.
#AgyemanManuMustGoToJail has topped the trends on Twitter with several Ghanaians insisting that the health minister should not just be made to vacate his position, but also tried in court.
Meanwhile, in a recent development, Mr Kwaku Agyeman-Manu has been asked to proceed on a two-week leave to attend to personal issues.
“On the 6th of April, long before the minister appeared before the Committee where he said he didn’t know about any payment, the BoG had copied him this letter establishing an LC for payment.
He lied under oath and #AgyemanManuMustGo,” a user wrote.
Another stated that, “I wonder when Ghanaian youth that have crossed the line of party supporters to party slaves will learn to know that deals or contracts like this can’t be made without an approval from the presidency.
Politicians in this country have no shame.
Here are more tweets demanding the health minister to be prosecuted:
— Rambo (@DuwoeS) August 10, 2021
— ANNAN PERRY ARHIN (@AnnanPerry) August 9, 2021
The minister said further that he did not include the issue of vaccines in the procurement plan of the Ministry of Health submitted to the Public Procurement Authority in November, 2020 #AgyemanManuMustGoToJail
— TEIN-STU (@Teinstu) August 10, 2021
Chief of Staff has given the health minister Agyemang Manu personal leave for him to attend to some personal issues when we are demanding for his sack. This a clear agenda to shield him from the public and Media. #AgyemanManuMustGo #AgyemanManuMustGoToJail
— Sweet Israel (@SweetIsrael_) August 10, 2021
Health Minister & Vaccines: This is extremely embarrassing, it’s a thing you see in war zone countries
– Kofi Bentil [Lawyer]
— #papaAdamaBa- YABRASO #TainMp (@Vincent10508395) August 10, 2021
— #JDMahama2024 (@CitizenTechiman) August 10, 2021
— THE DEMOCRAT (@kofibrownn) August 10, 2021