The Minority in Parliament wants government to distribute ambulances procured for the one Constituency one ambulance program in 72 hours.
Addressing the media minority spokesperson on Health, Kwabena Minta Akandor said the ambulances, must be released immediately to serve their purpose across the country.
“From the time these ambulances were parked till 2020, do you know the number of people who would die because they could not get access to ambulances? I do not know whether they do not understand emergency purposes…We are calling on the President to immediately distribute the ambulances available so they can serve their purpose.”
“If you park the ambulances as we have done, I think we are doing a disservice to the country. The only time the taxpayer will get the full use and benefit from this investment is when these ambulances are in use and therefore I think we are even being charitable. We are giving the President a maximum of three days to distribute the ambulances,” he said.
At least 300 ambulances procured by the Akufo-Addo-led government have been parked at at the State House awaiting distribution since they arrived several months ago.
The arrival of the ambulances is part of the fulfilment of a promise made by President Nana Akufo-Addo and the NPP Government in the build-up to the 2016 general elections.