Madagascar: Minister of Health Ahmad Ahmad sucked after government reshuffle

Christian Ntsay’s government was reshuffled on Thursday 20 August. Three vacancies were filled, with appointments expected: Education, Technical Education, and Population. The Minister of Health, Prof. Ahmad Ahmad, was however thanked.
It’s a noticeable sacking. That of the Minister of Health Ahmad Ahmad, announced Thursday, August 20, during a council of ministers led by Andry Rajoelina.
Last month, on Monday, July 20, the minister sent a letter to technical and financial partners in which he appealed to the international community for additional protective equipment and respirators. Minister Ahmad was also concerned about the “outbreak” and “the multiplication of severe forms of the disease” on the (then) Big Island.
The letter was made public by the press and social networks and caused an outcry in public opinion. Government spokesperson Lalatiana Andriatongarivo immediately condemned the initiative, which was described as “personal”.
Jean-Louis Rakotovao, former director general of the Manara Penitra Hospital in Andohatapenaka, will therefore have to continue the work of his predecessor. The latest coronavirus figures show 177 deaths in Madagascar.

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