The growing domestic pressure for government to release parked ambulances at the State House appears to be tightening the noose around President Akufo-Addo’s neck.
Latest to jump on the bandwagon is the Executive Director of the Media Foundation for West Africa, Sulemana Braimah, who accuses the president of prioritising winning elections over the welfare of the citizenry.
Highly uncharacteristic of him, Sulemana Braimah took to social media to launch scathing attacks on President Akufo-Addo, insisting the reasons for keeping the ambulances were untenable.
President Akufo-Addo while addressing the press at a media encounter at the Jubilee House on Friday said he had instructed the Minister of Special Development Initiatives, Hawa Koomson not to distribute the first batch of the ambulances until the full complement is received.
The President was responding to a question from a journalist on the matter which recently became a topical national issue.
But Suleman Briamah on his Facebook wall wrote, “Nana, I am increasingly getting worried. It is becoming clear to me that you are not different. It is becoming clear to me that, you are beginning to prioritise access to power over the wellbeing of our people, especially the poor and vulnerable.
“If the non-distribution of the Ambulances was a political advice, it is a bad advice. It will harm your 2020 electoral prospects than help it.”
He continued, “Ambulances are a matter of life and death. And for every single day that the ambulances remain parked, lives that could have been saved are lost. Nana, no power is worth a single soul and you know this.
“Nana, for the sake of the Pregnant women who die on motorbikes, bicycles and tricycles in the bushes and hither lands of our country due to lack of ambulances, please #ReleaseTheAmbulancesNow. I read over the weekend that two of your appointees had delivered in the US, not all women can afford that, Nana.”
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