Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has said government may be compelled to impose sanctions on persons who refuse to take the COVID-19 vaccine

Ghana commenced a vaccination exercise last week with over 200,000 persons vaccinated so far.

Speaking at a press conference on Monday at the Peduase Lodge, Hon. Oppong Nkrumah stated that the government believes it will have to force those unwilling to take a jab to do so.

 The minister said "We are pleased that we are observing that the initial vaccine hesitancy appears to be toning down a bit and a lot of people are volunteering or stepping up to it. 

So we have not had a need as of now to introduce sanctions. Should it become necessary at some point that we consider what has been done in places like I think Israel or other places where they will say if you haven’t taken the vaccine you can’t attend a public programmed. Should it become necessary that we get there, we’ll advise accordingly.”