Shatta Wale Requests the Government to Fund Covid Vaccines for the Artistes
3 March 2021
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By Naliaka Kitui
Self acclaimed king of dancehall Shatta Wale has requested the government to pay musicians including himself, Stonebwoy, Medikal, and Sarkodie to publicly receive the COVID-19 vaccines so as to give among their fans enough confidence.
His comment comes after President Nana Akufo-Addo, Vice President Bawumia with spouses, Former President John Mahama, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, and other high-profile citizens publicly received the first dose of the 600,000 COVID-19 vaccines that have arrived in the country.
According to the Shatta Movement boss, his request if considered will go a long way to influence many into receiving the vaccines due to their large following.
“I wish our government will let me and my colleagues like AmgMedikal, Sarkodie, Stonebwoy set that leadership example to our fans in this COVID times. This one just noko fioo. We will also do it just for the love of mother Ghana 3y3 a munkai y3n wai. #1GH,” he wrote on Twitter.
In the meantime, plans to distribute the AstraZeneca vaccines in the country’s coronavirus epicentres namely; Greater Accra, Western and Ashanti Regions are underway.
A list of areas in Greater Accra designated for the COVID-19 vaccination has also been released by the Regional Directorate of the Ghana Health Service.
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