Medical drones will take pictures of your naked wives- NDC women organizer warns men

The National Women Organizer of the National Democratic (NDC) has warned men in rural communities to be wary of government plans to deploy medical drones in the country as it can also be used to take naked pictures of their wives when they are bathing by the operators.

NDC Women Organiser NDC-Hannah-Bissiw

Hannah Bissiw, who is a Cuban train veterinary doctor, said many bath houses in rural communities in Ghana are not roofed or covered, and that when the drones fly over them, persons operating them could take pictures of their wives bathing.

She was speaking on Saturday at Asamankese in the Eastern Region during a Party for Constituency Women Organisers and widows in the region by the Regional Women Organiser Shirley Naana Osei Ampem.

She said: “Those drones have videos in them. So I am telling Nana-Addo and Bawumia that the drone they are bringing, which can take pictures, and has someone sitting behind computer and directing it in villages in the name of supplying blood, we know CHPS compounds do not offer blood.

“That thing can take pictures and they can take pictures. So when it passes by your village and your bathroom, it will take pictures.

"So the men listening to me, those drones can take pictures of your naked wives when they are bathing because in the villages our bathrooms are not covered. So they can take pictures of your naked breasts and other things. 

"We know those drones can take pictures but we don’t want the drones, we want those vans that John Mahama was using to supply blood, those vans were effective and helpful."

Parliament last month approved an agreement to allow the use of drones to distribute blood and other medical essentials to health facilities across the country.

According to the Ghanaian government, the drones will also be used to deliver other items such as urgent letters, examination papers and election materials such as ballot papers.

This makes Ghana the only country in the West African sub-region currently using the technology to improve health service delivery.

This agreement has been greeted with some controversy from a section of legislators in Parliament as well as the general public.

A major point of disagreement has been about the cost of the project between the two sides of the House.

The Minority MPs believe the government had signed a deal to pay $1 million for a drone which should cost some $100,000.

But the Director-General of Health Service, Dr Anthony Nsiah-Asare has denied such claim saying the government was not going to buy drones at all but was going to pay for the services to be provided by the drone.

Dr Anthony Nsiah-Asare explained “if the company [Fly Zipline] makes less than 15 deliveries there will be no payment. If it is from 15 to 50 deliveries they are paid $11,000 per month. If they deliver 150 deliveries per day they get $88,000 [per month].”

Another issue the Minority MPs raised was about why Fly Zipline was sole-sourced for a project costing $12 million.

However, Dr Nsiah-Asare explained that Fly Zipline is the only company working within the West African sub-region with the requisite expertise and technology, challenging opposers of the deal to mention a company that measures up to Fly Zipline in the unmanned aircraft systems.

Right after the vote in Parliament, the Minority walked out of the chamber to hold a press conference registering their displeasure.


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