- President Akufo-Addo has reportedly compared the plan to distribute medical supplies using drones to the disappearance of guinea fowls
- According to him, the plan to use the drones is better compared to the scandal that occurred during former president Mahama's tenure
President Akufo-Addo has reportedly taken a jab at former president Mahama as he interacted with journalists at the Jubilee House.
Touching on a number of issues as he addressed journalists, he stated that it is better to focus on the delivery of medical supplies with the use of drones, compared to the disappearance of guinea fowls that vanished without a trace.
The reference to guinea fowls, YEN.com.gh understands, is with respect to an infamous guinea fowl scandal recorded during Mahama’s time as president.
President Akufo-Addo explained that the drone health service delivery, which has been heavily criticized, will serve over 14 million people and save human lives in the process.
“I prefer drones flying to deliver essential medicines to our people than an investment in guinea fowls that allegedly fly off to Burkina Faso without any trace,” he said.
The $12 million contract, signed with Zipline for the use of drones in delivering blood and other emergency health products to clinics, hospitals especially in rural areas, has been a controversial issue in recent times.
The Minority in Parliament and think tanks like IMANI, have been vehement in their criticism of the policy initiated by the government to help in emergency health delivery.
Mahama entered into a contract with a private company to engage about 2000 youth in guinea fowl rearing but the millions invested into the project went down the drain.
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