National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) Greater Accra Regional Secretary, Anthony Nukpenu has said in an interview monitored by MyNewsGh.com, Ghanaians are thinking about what to eat and not an ambulance.
Speaking on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen, Mr. Nukpenu said the distribution of ambulances would not solve the deteriorating economic problems of the country
“People are thinking about kenkey and fish you say ambulance; can it be eaten?” the NDC Regional Secretary quizzed.
Mr. Nukpenu expressed shock government bused people to the venue when they [NDC] have done that in the past and it did not work for them.
He added that the massive crowd at the commissioning of the 307 ambulances at the Black Star Square in Accra was rented.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo last Tuesday 28th January 2020 fulfilled his “One Constituency One Ambulance” promise made to the people of Ghana through the Ministry of Special Development Initiative with the Ministry Health.
According to President Akufo-Addo, the 307 ambulances are “fitted with advanced life support equipment and tracking devices, to be distributed to 275 constituencies, i.e. 1-Constituency-1-Ambulance, to be managed by the National Ambulance Service, and the remainder of thirty-two (32) ambulances to the headquarters of the Service.”
Presenting the ambulances, at a ceremony at the Independence Square, the President noted that, when he took office in January 2017, the National Ambulance Service had 130 stations, 10 regional control rooms across the country, and only 55 ‘semi-functioning’ ambulances.
“In December 2015, two hundred (200) ambulances were supposedly purchased by the Mahama government, out of which only thirty (30) arrived in the country. As though this was not enough, the thirty (30) were declared “not fit for purpose because they had cardinal defects and did not come with any medical equipment. This was completely unacceptable, and my government was determined to rectify this unhappy state of affairs,” he said.
Source:MyNewsGh.com/Michael Agyapong Agyapa/2020