AfriForum: Govt says private sector not prevented from buying vaccines
They say government does not have the ability to manage the vaccine process on its own adding that the private sector must be involved in the full vaccine value chain.
The organisations approached the court to take action against the State to declare as unconstitutional any legal exclusion of the private sector regarding the purchase of the jabs.
They say government did not have the ability to manage the vaccine process on its own, adding that the private sector must be involved in the full vaccine value chain.
Last month, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said private companies could buy vaccines from the government.
However, Solidarity's Ernst van Zyl said the state had now changed its tune in court documents.
“AfriForum and Solidarity had to launch a court application to finally get a response from government, whereas as simple response from our initial letter would have cost them nothing.”
This includes the purchasing of vaccines. The private sector must be involved with the full vaccine value chain from procurement to the administering of the vaccine.AfriForum (@afriforum) March 2, 2021
There is now legal certainty that the private sector may purchase and distribute vaccines a huge setback for looters, said @SolidariDirk .AfriForum (@afriforum) March 2, 2021