(Last Updated on February 3, 2021 by GERALD NCUBE)
HARARE – A Zimbabwean based human rights group, ZimRights today filed an urgent chamber application seeking to compel the government to publish a national deployment vaccination plan within seven days, zimDaily has learnt.
The order also sought the presentation of a budget for Covid-19 vaccine before parliament.
Harare based lawyer Tendai Biti from the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights [ZLHR] is representing the group in an application where the Minister of Health and Child Care and the Minister of Finance and Economic Development are cited as the first and second respondents.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa is cited as the third respondent.
Recently, Vice President Constantino Chiwenga who is also the Health Minister said the country was soon going to roll out the vaccination plan immediately after the health experts conclude their assessment and give their recommendations.
Finance Ministry Permanent Secretary, George Guvamatanga this week said the country had US$100 million to purchase vaccines for citizens while Finance Minister Professor Mthuli Ncube also claimed that the country had used US$300 million towards the Covid-19 response in 2020.