The President said the plan to use drones to supply essential and lifesaving medical supplies will not be borne by the taxpayer.

"This programme is not going to be run on the public budget. Corporate Social Responsibility contributions from private sector players will pay for the service.

"I prefer drones flying to deliver essential medicines to our people than an investment in guinea fowls that allegedly fly off to Burkina Faso without any trace," he said during his press encounter Wednesday.

But Kofi Bentil said Nana Addo's response to the drone project cum guinea fowl was unfortunate.

In a Facebook post, he wrote "Guinea Fowl quip failed... its below the office, its foot soldier stuff... Swipe at CSOs, sad... disrespectful, counterproductive... its such a mistake to see CSOs as a negative, it only brings you trouble!"