European Investment Bank offers Ghana $93.2 million grant to boost healthcare

The European Investment Bank on Monday announced that it will provide Ghana a grant of 82.5 million euros (93.2 million U.S. dollars) to help the country strengthen its healthcare system amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo welcomed the support offered to his country for the provision of medical equipment and medicine, under its national health response plan against COVID-19.

“The new agreement with Ghana represents the largest national EIB financing for COVID-19-related health investment in Africa,” he said.

As of Tuesday, Ghana banned all unvaccinated people from flying into the country after the country reported 130,000 cases of COVID-19, including the Omicron variant.

Airlines that bring in passengers who are not fully vaccinated will face fines of 3,500 U.S. dollars per passenger, while non-Ghanaians who fall into this category may be refused entry and be returned to the boarding point.