The opposition NDC has accused the Akufo-Addo government of seeking to make political gains with the distribution of the ambulances. According to the NDC, the ruling party intends releasing the vehicles when elections are near so they can use as a campaign tool. The distribution of the ambulance has become controversial following the changing positions on the reason for the delay in sharing them.
In a statement, the NDC said “The NDC is not surprised by these never-ending excuses, which only typify the deception, insensitivity and leadership paralysis that Ghanaians are being subjected to by inept President Akufo-Addo and his wasteful government.
Indeed, the government’s heartless handling of this ambulance fiasco so far, underscores the fact that President Akufo-Addo has very little regard for the lives of Ghanaians, particularly considering the snobbish remarks by the Minister of Special Development Initiatives, Hawa Koomson that Ghanaians were already dying before the ambulances were procured.
Even more bizarre are the new reasons given recently by the National Ambulance Service, which curiously was routed through the Ministry of Health and not the Ministry of Special Initiatives. The claim that two weeks is required to label 307 ambulances, some of which have been in the country since September last year is preposterous, to say the least”.