Former President of the Republic of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama, has chided the New Patriotic Party government for their agreement with Zipline for the use of drone technology to supply emergency medical supplies.
According to him, government must get its priority right by spending the limited resources on more essential interventions.
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“NPP government has chosen to acquire drones to supply blood when it can use the little resources on other important stuff other than copying innovations,” he said.
Mr Mahama made the point when he was addressing party supporters as well as members of the media at the Pavilion A of the Trade Fair Centre at La, in Accra.
The Minority in Parliament has criticized the agreement, which was passed on Tuesday, describing it as a rip-off and a misplaced priority.
The Ghana Medical Association also called on the government to suspend the deal because it did not fit into the country’s existing healthcare policy.
And, the latest to join in the condemnation is Mr Mahama who is seeking to lead the NDC in 2020.
He said the agreement is a failure to prioritise the needs of the health sector.