The chairman of the Health Committee of Parliament, Dr. Kwabena Twum-Nuamah has challenged claims by the Minority that government is going to purchase drones which should ordinarily cost about US$100,000 dollars for US$1million
According to Dr Twum-Nuamah, the claim, which had been peddled by the National Democratic Congress' (NDC) Member of Parliament for Ajumako Enyan Essiam constituency, Cassiel Ato Forson was a "palpable lie and a figment of his own imagination."
On Monday, December 3, 2018, Mr Ato Forson accused government and the Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia of fraudulently and criminally inflating the deal that will allow for the use of drones in the distribution of blood and other medicinal products.
However, Dr. Twum-Nuamah who was on the television programme - PM Express - on Joy News with Mr Ato Forson on Tuesday December 4, 2018, emphatically stated that the drone delivery service will come at zero cost to the government of Ghana budget, stressing that as per the current arrangements the cost will be borne by the corporate sector through their corporate social responsibility obligations.
He further dispelled rumours that the project is expensive and would cripple
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It must be noted that Ato Forson is noted for having gained notoriety for rushing to discredit any good policy by
Also, He was exposed by the International Monetary Fund's clarification of $2billion Sinohydro barter deal.
In his confusion, Ato Forson tried severally to refer to pages of the service agreement but the host of PM Express on Joy News TV, Evans Mensah would even struggle to comprehend what he (Ato Forson) meant.
Ghana’s emergency medical drone delivery service will save tens of millions of Cedis by eliminating the need for expensive emergency trips to pick up health care products and by avoiding wasteful overstocking of products at health facilities and will operate 24 hrs a day from 4 distribution