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Okoe Boye meets GRA, MOF, for expedited clearance of essential medical supplies

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As part of efforts to ensure the essential health commodities locked-up at the Tema Port, the Minister of Health Dr Bernard Okoe Boye, has met with the Ministry of Finance (MOF), and the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) to streamline the clearance process.

This comes after a statement issued by the Ministry Of Health, confirming the receipt of GH¢7,429,694.39 from the ministry of Finance for the payment of demurrage and other third-party charges to ensure the clearance of all outstanding Global Fund containers.

The Ministry of Health emphasised the importance of this funding stating, “It is expected that with the funds received, all outstanding containers will be cleared by the end of June 2024.”

However, in an interview with the media during the project inspection visit to the La General Hospital and Weija Children’s Hospital (both under construction), Dr Bernard Okoe Boye intimated he was taking personal interest in the matter and will not rest until the goods and cleared.

In pursuit of that, a meeting with the finance ministry and the GRA on Friday, June 14, resolved that the clearance will be expedited to ensure the delivery of these life-saving medications, medical equipment, and other essential health commodities are readily available, to safeguard public health.

This move according to the minister demonstrates the commitment of the government to improve healthcare delivery and ensure timely access to vital health supplies.

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