Akufo-Addo must stop drone deal, it’s a rip-off – Minority

The Minority in Parliament is demanding a presidential intervention to halt the consideration of the service agreement between the government and Zipline International Incorporated for drone delivery of medical supplies to underserved areas.

The final vote on the agreement was deferred last Monday with the minority describing it as a misplaced priority.

The Ghana Health Service at a press briefing on Tuesday justified the agreement, and described it as the most efficient emergency delivery system, but the Minority Spokesperson on Finance, Cassiel Ato Forson in a Citi News interview said the deal is a rip-off and must be withdrawn from the house.

“We’ve said it that this one, it is a rip off. If even everyone supports it, me Cassiel Ato Forson will not support it because I think it is a rip off. I think it is something the president must intervene in. The Vice President is leading this country unto a path of unrighteousness because obviously, we can use $27.8 million for something better,” he said.

Parliament on Monday deferred the voting on the agreement to allow for some regulatory checks to be completed.

Drone deal misplaced priority

Minority Spokesperson on Health, Joseph Yieleh Chireh had earlier said the agreement was misplaced priority.

The Wa West MP indicated that the amount of money that will be spent on this project could have been used to provide healthcare services for persons in deprived communities.




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