The former presidential staffer under John Dramani Mahama administration, Stan Dogbe has launched a scornful attack on the Okyehene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin, directing him to deal with the collapsing National Ambulance Service under President Akufo-Addo instead of rallying public events to describe the episode leading to the death of former vice president Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur.
Replying the chief on his Facebook wall, after watching a circulating video of the Okyehene who is also the president of the Eastern Regional House of Chiefs is heard narrating how the late vice president was transported to the 37 Military Hospital at the back of a pick-up vehicle since there was no ambulance to convey him, claimed that it was unnecessary for the chief to narrate what he describes as a “colored story” or version of the event and urged him to tell his ‘son’ President Akufo-Addo to save the National Ambulance Service because it is collapsing.
“Someone should please tell the chief that he was not the only one present when the tragedy struck our late boss and VP of this country to go around talking. Your ‘son’, Nana Addo is watching on as the National Ambulance Service collapses… deal with it and leave the family of our late boss to mourn their son, husband, grandpa, father, uncle and relation,” he wrote.
“He should cease the recklessness of seeking cheap popularity by going to public events and seeking to share colored stories,” he added.
He said Okyehene had a luxury vehicle there, and others had their cars there too, if he had a good heart and a spirit of helping others, maybe; just maybe, he would have sent him to the hospital in his car.
His post was aimed at pointing out the bad conditions of the country’s health system, the lack of ambulances and adequately equipped facilities to deal with emergency cases in Ghana.
By: Princeilla Mensah.