- The Health Minister, Kwaku Agyemang Manu, has lauded President Akufo-Addo for not reneging on his promise of supplying ambulances to all the 275 constituencies in the country
- Mr. Agyemang stated that he can finally have a good sleep after the ambulances were commissioned
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The Health Minister, Kwaku Agyemang Manu has lauded President Akufo-Addo for not reneging on his promise of supplying ambulances to all the 275 constituencies in the country.
Mr. Agyemang, in showing his appreciation over the distribution, said he can finally have a good sleep after the ambulances were distributed.
He had come under serious criticism over developments in the health sector including a promise by government to procure ambulances for every constituency.
“Mr. President, I want to assure you that tonight, I will sleep and I will beg for permission to be late tomorrow,” he jokingly said while speaking at the commissioning of some 307 ambulances for the country on Tuesday, January 28, 2020.
Speaking at the commissioning of the ambulances, the Health Minister said many accused him and the government of having misplaced priorities at the time because government rather launched the zipline drone services instead of providing ambulances.
“During the deployment of the drones, I took a lot of bashing from Parliament and other media platforms who complained that we don’t have ambulances but we are deploying drones to fly blood and other medical supplies. But I kept on telling people that the President will deliver on his promises. Mr. President, you have justified my explanation,” an elated Health Minister said.
President Nana Akufo-Addo on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, commissioned the 307 ambulances procured by the government for distribution to all constituencies in the country.
Akufo-Addo also announced that 112 would now be the new number for all emergency services.
President Akufo-Addo further appealed to the public to desist from abusing the emergency service number with prank calls.
In other news, President Nana Akufo-Addo has secured £326 million for various projects in the country.
According to Ghana’s Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, the president got the money during the just ended UK-Africa Investment Summit which took place in London.
He noted that the investments will be used for projects like roads, water systems, health, etc.
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