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Ho Central NDC rebukes Volta Regional Minister for re-commissioning ambulances

Executives of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Ho Central Constituency of the Volta Region are incensed over a decision by the Regional Minister, Archibald Letsa, to recommission some ambulances assigned to the region.

President Nana Akufo-Addo on Monday, January 28, 2020, commissioned some 307 ambulances for distribution to the 275 constituencies in the country.

There were reports that the various Regional Coordinating Councils, as well as local authorities, are also re-commissioning the ambulances.

Unhappy with the development, the leadership of the Ho Central branch of the opposition NDC described the recommissioning ceremony held in the Volta Region as an “exercise in mediocrity.”

“Though these ambulances will play critical roles in our health care delivery system, it is not the end in itself to the myriad of problems that confront the health sector hence much money should not be wasted on this pomp and pageantry before these items are handed over,” a statement from the Ho Central NDC stated.

The statement signed by Sefadzi Agama, NDC Ho Central Constituency Communication officer, chastised government over the issue insisting that: “the intention of the Regional Minister is a loud testament to the fact that the Nana Akufo-Addo-led government has achieved very little despite the huge resource at its disposal hence making a festival out of this ambulance distribution.”

Below is the full statement from the NDC:

Recommissioning of ambulances by the Volta Regional Minister an act of mediocrity

We wish to express our utmost condemnation and the lack of respect for the taxpayer by Dr. [Archibald] Letsa [Volta Regional Minister] in his bid to organize another ceremony at the forecourt of the regional coordinating council before the ambulances meant for Volta Region are handed over to the various constituencies.

Though these ambulances will play critical roles in our health care delivery system, it is not the end in itself to the myriad of problems that confront the health sector hence much money should not be wasted on this pomp and pageantry before these items are handed over.

We see the invitation sent out by Dr. Letsa to the general public as losing touch with the reality on the ground and also very adamant to listen to the voice of reasoning despite the wide condemnation the president received in commissioning the ambulances.

This act by the President and the intention of the regional minister is a loud testament to the fact that the Nana Akufo-Addo-led government has achieved very little despite the huge resource at its disposal hence making a festival out of this ambulance distribution.

Signed
Sefadzi Agama

Ho Central Constituency Communication officer//c itinewsroom.com

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