Ghana’s drone project a plus to Akufo-Addo’s government - Farouk Aliu Mahama
Ghana has become a model for other countries in terms of healthcare delivery following the implementation of the drone delivery of essential medical supplies to health facilities throughout the country.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is therefore said to be unmatched when it comes to his commitment to the development of the country in various spheres just a little over two years in office as the Commander-In-Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces.
Son of the late former Vice President of Ghana, Alhaji Umar Farouk Aliu Mahama who spoke at the 9th Annual Oxford Africa Conference at the Oxford University, in the United Kingdom at the weekend on the theme “Showcasing and Scaling up Indigenous Innovations in Healthcare and Wellness”, described the project as a crucial intervention in healthcare delivery.
“I speak of Africa’s largest drone delivery service at Omenako in the Eastern Region to improve healthcare delivery, especially in hard-to-reach areas. The project, christened: “Fly to Save a life,” uses drones to operate a 24-hour, delivery of essential medical supplies and blood products to 2,000 health facilities”, he revealed to hundreds of participants at the event.
He underscored the significance of the project which is expected to serve over 14 million Ghanaians across the country, especially in the remote areas, to deliver on-demand and emergency deliveries of 148 different vaccines and life-saving medications.
“Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, at the launch, said the drone medical delivery service represented a major step towards giving everyone in the country universal access to life-saving medicines, adding: “No one in Ghana should die because he or she could not access the medicine needed in an emergency situation”
Alhaji Farouk observed that these and many others feeds into the vision of his late father in providing various social interventions through at the grassroots for the less privilege adding it would not have been possible without the intervention and contribution of the current President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
He took the opportunity to catalogue achievements chalked under the Aliu Mahama foundation in the areas of health for inmates of various prisons across the country and capacity building for women and farmer-based organisations priding the president for his numerous contributions in this regard.
“We have not achieved all these laurels without the active support of the leadership of the country, the President of the Republic of Ghana, H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Afufo Addo, a man who has shown principal commitment to the welfare of the people of Ghana. What we have achieved these milestones because the President has supported us both materially and morally to implement these initiatives”. He praised