Award-winning freelance investigative journalist Manasseh Azure Awuni has stated that the National Democratic Congress(NDC) has no moral right to criticise the handling of ambulances by the New Patriotic Party(NPP), saying that their handling of ambulances was much worse and their messages on the ambulance controversy could prolong their days in opposition.
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Manasseh’s comments are a reaction to NDC’s National
Chairman Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo claim that a future NDC government will not park
ambulances while people struggle to transport sick or injured people to the
hospital in the wake of the recent the Dompoase accident that claimed many
But Manasseh asserted that the National has no moral right
to comment on the issue in that manner since the NDC under former President
John Dramani Mahama bought ambulances that were unfit for purpose and parked
them to waste away.
“Some people don’t have the moral right to comment on
some issues. Sir, you’re reminding us of the mess you created with the
ambulances your government procured through that shady method and had to
abandon those that arrived.
Or do you think because you hid them in Burma Camp, nobody
knows about them? I have done a documentary on it and it’s worse than the
Akufo-Addo’s ambulances meant for political showmanship. Chairman, messages
like this have the tendency of prolonging your days in opposition,”
Manasseh reacted on Facebook.
The government has secured ambulances meant for every constituency but has insisted that until all the ambulances are ready for distribution to every constituency, the ambulances will remain parked.
A cross section of Ghanaians have chastised government for
not distributing them to critical areas while it waits to get the rest of the
ambulances for the rest of the constituencies.