The Minority in Parliament is accusing Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia of fraudulently and criminally inflating the deal that will allow for the use of drones in the distribution of blood.
According to Minority Spokesperson on Finance Cassiel Ato Forson, the company to execute the project Fly Zipline will be making over 600 percent profit on the deal.
“Is this a cocaine business?” he quizzed, hinting the profit margin in unreasonable.
He is alleging the government is going to purchase drones which should ordinarily cost about 100,000 dollars for 1 million dollars.
The Health Committee of parliament is recommending approval of the deal after the agreement was laid in the house last month.
But Ato Forson says the Vice President will be causing financial loss to the state if the deal goes through.
“…The vice president is leading Ghana into the path of unrighteousness. The vice president is leading Ghana to commit ourselves to a deal that will be woeful to the finances of this country.
“In fact, he is going to cause financial loss to the state, because the document presented to Parliament is nothing but fraudulent,” he said
But health minister Kweku Agyemang Manu has been defending the deal insisting it is in the best interest of the country.
The minister said the deal will not be funded by the state but by private sector companies who are willing to do this as part of a corporate social responsibility.
According to him, the company contracted for the drone project will set up an assembling plant in Ghana and train Ghanaian youth on how to build and operate drones.
“I don’t see anything wrong in utilizing donor support to enhance and provide improved health care delivery.
The house eventually postponed approval for the deal to a further date. Let’s speak to Cassiel Ato Forson