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Politicisation of all issues does no credit to Ghana politics - Prez. Akufo-Addo

By Mutala Yakubu
President Akufo-Addo
President Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo says the politicisation of all issues does not give the country's political terrain a good image.

The President said he was worried over recent comments seeking to downplay the efficiency of drones in the delivery of medical supplies to reach areas in Ghana.

He said this during the commissioning of the second distribution centre of the Fly-To-Save-A-Life project at Mampong in the Ashanti Region on Thursday, October 10, 2019.

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"Our political opponents went as far as making unfortunate statements such as ‘the drones will be used to take pictures of women bathing in the villages’. Today, we can all see how impactful this service has been. We can’t afford to play politics with everything in this country. The incessant politicisation of all issues does not credit to Ghana politics."

The first centre located at Omenako in the Eastern Region according to Zipline Management has delivered more than 7,000 critical and emergency medicines and blood products to patients since its launch in April.

The second centre at Mampong is expected to serve sixteen health facilities for the start and will later extend to 100 facilities in the coming days.

Director-General for the Ghana Health Service, Dr Nsiah Asare is hopeful deaths recorded as a result of the unavailability of essential medicines will reduce when more centres are established.

“We can say confidently that so far so good,” Dr Nsiah Asare said.

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“Some of the many referrals that happen as a result of no medication or no blood products are reducing in areas we are currently serving.”