Information reaching Airnewsonline.com indicates that the newly elected Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Freddie Blay has said that the party will return all the 275 buses in exchange for ambulances.
According to our reliable source, Blay told a group of invited journalists that the NPP government is a listening one and “would do whatever to meet the demands of citizens”.
Perhaps, Freddie Blay has eaten the humble pie.
This statement confirms a Vice President Bawumia’s promise that each constituency would be having an ambulance soon.
There have been criticisms against Freddie Blay who decided to fund the procurement of the 275 buses to be used for commercial activities and to raise funds for the constituencies.
Airnewsonline.com reported how ex-President John Mahama trolled Freddie Blay, over the supposed funding of $11 million loan facility from Universal Merchant Bank (UMB) to purchase 275 buses for party constituency executives.
John Mahama tweeted: “I thought Merchant Bank was sold to my brother, Ibrahim? So Ibrahim Mahama’s bank financed the 275 buses for Blay & NPP? LOL!”
The President of the National House of Chiefs, Togbe Afede XIV has also questioned the source of the funding for the 275 buses said to have been procured by the NPP chairman.
In addition to this, Hiplife artiste Kwaw Kese fumed at Freddie Blay and politicians for placing their personal interest at the expense of the welfare of citizens.
In a video he posted on Facebook, he said: “It is stupidity and foolishness that a political party will be buying 275 buses for its activities at a time the nation is struggling with just 55 ambulances. God should continue punishing Ghana, and our leaders must start dying one by one.”
“Go to Korle-Bu’s emergency ward and see how patients are suffering over lack of ambulances, yet politicians are able to raise money to buy buses for their activities”, he added.
More to follow…