GMA and gov’t agree to consult on drones project

BY: Enoch Darfah Frimpong
The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia chaired the meeting on Wednesday
The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia chaired the meeting on Wednesday

The government and the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) have agreed to enhance consultation in the implementation of the drones for medical supplies project.

Consequently, the Ministry of Health (MoH), Ghana Health Service (GHS), the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) and Zipline held their first meeting on Wednesday which was chaired by the Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia.

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A statement, signed and issued by Mr Pius Enam Hadzide, a Deputy Minister of Information on Wednesday December 12, 2018 explained that the move followed the GMA’s call for the suspension of the project to allow for further consultation following Parliament’s approval of the deal on Tuesday.

Wednesday’s discussions at the first meeting according to the statement from the Deputy Information Minister was “fruitful and productive.”

“It was agreed that going forward, the Ministry of Health and the Ghana Health Service will engage in a process of enhanced consultation with the GMA and other stakeholders in the process of implementation of the drones for medical supplies project,” the statement stated.

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It said the meeting was attended by the Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, Mr Kwaku Agyeman Manu, Minister of Health, Dr Anthony Nsiah Asare, Director General of Ghana Health Service, Dr Frank Ankobea, President of GMA, Dr Frank Serebour, Vice President of GMA, Dr Justice Yankson, Secretary of GMA and Mr Daniel Baffuor from Zipline.

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