South African govt urged to divert $680m aviation fund for vaccine

South African govt urged to divert $680m aviation fund

South African gov’t urged to divert $680m aviation fund for vaccine   South Africa’s political opposition is urging the country’s finance minister, Tito Mboweni, to abandon the R10 billion ($680 million) funding plan to restructure South African Airways and plough the capital into a vaccination programme. The Democratic Alliance has written to Mboweni claiming that the government should “divert” the SAA allocation to procuring vaccines against the coronavirus outbreak. According to the Democratic Alliance the R10 billion funding package could acquire some 23 million doses of the vaccine, enough for…

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