Parliament finally approves drone deal

The deal introduced by the Ghana Health Service (GHS) after three failed attempts was successfully approved by the House.

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102 MPs voted for the deal while 58 dissented.

Earlier, Chairman of the health committee in parliament, Dr Twum Nuamah disclosed that the committee's report is a private partnership agreement between the Government of Ghana and Fly Zip line GH limited.

He said the agreement is to for see a universal health coverage as a critical achievement of the sustainable goal, particularly goal 3.

The Minority accused vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia of fraudulently and criminally inflating the deal.

According to the Member of Parliament for Ajumako-Enyan-Esiam Constituency in the Central Region, Cassiel Ato Forson, the company to execute the project Fly Zipline will be making over 600 percent profit on the deal.

"Is this a cocaine business?" he quizzed.

"…The vice president is leading Ghana into the path of unrighteousness. The vice president is leading Ghana to commit ourselves to a deal that will be woeful to the finances of this country.

"In fact, he is going to cause financial loss to the state, because the document presented to Parliament is nothing but fraudulent," he added.

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