Mandatory vaccination against the rights and freedom of Ghanaians – Human rights group

The Ghana Chapter of the International Human Rights Commission (IHRC), Geneva, Switzerland has condemned an attempt by the government to impose vaccination on Ghanaians.

The call follows the recent announcement by the Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyemang Manu, and published that the government will inspect COVID-19 cards beginning January 2022.

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The Human rights group believes the action by the government to carry out such an exercise is against the people’s rights and freedom and does not have any basis in the 1992 constitution and Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations.

“Vaccination should be by choice and not by force. Per the reports gathered so far from our international researchers, we think that it is advisable for the government to allow ordinary Ghanaians to decide rather than imposing it on them,” it said in a statement copied to the media

It added: “We are aware of the efforts by the government in creating awareness on the COVID-19 since its emergence in 2019 but there has been little or no education about the composition and effects of the vaccines. We have received countless reports on the vaccines where most nations and people refuse to take the jab as a result of what others are going through after vaccination.