It has emerged that the Attorney General recommended to the Ministry of Health that the procurement of the Sputnik V vaccine be done directly from the Russian manufacturers instead of through an intermediary.
According to the legal opinion of the government’s principal legal advisor on the matter sighted by Citi News, the Health Ministry should have procured from the manufacturer to enhance the resolution of matters associated with probable side effects of the vaccine in case that arises.
The Attorney General also recommended that the transaction should be ratified by Parliament in consonance with Article 181(5) of the Constitution.
The Health Ministry, however, appeared to have ignored the recommendation and proceeded with its determined arrangement.
The deal is currently the subject of an ongoing parliamentary probe.