President Akufo Addo say he will rather invest in drone delivery services that will carry essential drugs to several communities than invest in guinea fowl that will fly away to neighboring regions without any trace as happened under the erstwhile Mahama administration.
In an apparent jab at former President John Mahama, the President said “I prefer drones delivery, flying to deliver essential drugs to our people than investment in guinea fowl that allegedly fly to Burkina Faso without any trace”.
Speaking at the presidential encounter with the media Wednesday, he said “The four distribution centers from where the drones will be operating will stock one hundred and eight lifesaving and essential medical supplies and not only blood. The drone delivery service will save lives, decrease wastage in the system, guarantee health access for more than fourth million people nationwide and in total over 200 million Ghanaians”.
His comment comes after Former President Mahama described as “misplaced priority” the decision by government to implement the controversial drone delivery services.
“Instead of prioritizing the needs of the health sector, the NPP government chose to acquire drones to fly blood.”
For him, since “this has been roundly condemned by the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) and the Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists” the government ought to rethink the decision to prioritise drones services and rather execute critical needs of the health sector first.
Mr Mahama said while addressing supporters and other National Democratic Congress (NDC) faithfuls at the International Trade Fair Center in Accra after filing his nomination earlier to contest for the flagbearership slot in NDC.