Former President, John Evans Atta Mills and former Vice President, Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur would have been alive if President Akufo-Addo had been given a chance at presidency earlier than 2016, New Patriotic Party (NPP) Bono Regional Chair, Kwame Baffoe, popularly known as Abronye has said.
The recent commissioning of some 307 ambulances would have been initiated just around that time and these persons, including some others who had suffered from ill health would have had instant help, according to him.
Abronye who was speaking in an interview with NET 2 TV commended President Akufo-Addo for fulfilling his pledge to improve healthcare under his administration by purchasing the ambulances and distributing them.
“If President Akufo-Addo had won the 2008 elections, former President Atta Mills would still be alive. That is why I am very sad. Yesterday when I saw the ambulances I told myself as a country we need to credit the President for his intelligence in governing the country. We attained independence in 1957 and a republic status in 1960 after all these years, 32 years after independence, it was 2004 that former President Kufuor established the National Ambulance service. Do you think if President Akufo Addo had continued from President Kufuor do you think Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur would have died?”
“We were here in this country when President Mills was not well and there was no ambulance to take him to the hospital, is this not sad? We denied President Akufo-Addo on two occasions when he wanted to be President because we said he won’t be able to govern the country, now, it is that same person who has been able to buy 307 ambulances. The vice president of former President John Mahama, Paa Kwesi Amissah Atta, also died in the same manner, when he was sick before they could get an ambulance to him, he passed on. These ambulances could have saved these two leaders and some Ghanaians who have died, such as pregnant women, accident victims who couldn’t get ambulance in time,” he said.
Meanwhile, there have been mixed reactions following the President’s commissioning of 307 ambulances at the Black Star Square President Akufo-Addo on Tuesday, January 28.
This was in fulfilment of his government’s promise to help boost emergency health delivery in Ghana.