Broadcast journalist Bobie Ansah, has descended on President Akufo-Addo fro behaving ‘’like a serial caller’’ at his media encounter held on Wednesday December 19,2018.
He also slammed him for comparing the drone delivery services to the guinea fowls saga stating that, it was below the belt and petty.
‘’The drone and the guinea fowl comparison were so bad and the president descended into the gutter with that response. He goofed with the response. A 75-year-old man does not speak like that. I least expected him to say that. The drone service is meant to create, loot and share, that is what the Ghanaians are saying. The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has also raised technical issues that need technical answers but the response from the president clearly shows that, he lacked understanding on the drone issue, he was not prepared to answer questions on the drones.”
‘’People were demanding clarity on the matter and the deal. It was proper for the president to have given us details on the drones. But what happened yesterday showed that the president was not on top of issues, he doesn’t understand the drone issue, and he was not properly briefed. It also showed that the president had no technical knowledge on the issue and was just speaking like a serial caller,’’ he added.
President Akufo-Addo took a swipe at critics of the medical drone delivery service saying he preferred such an investment to the infamous Savanna Accelerated DevelopmentAuthority (SADA) project.
“I prefer drones delivery flying to deliveressential medicines to our people than an investment in guinea fowl thatallegedly fly out to Burkina Faso without any trace,” he said during hisencounter with the media Wednesday.
The journalist in rating the event said, the posture of the president and that of the organizers looked like the president was doing journalists a favour.
It was not a fair for the president to say he was squeezing himself to address the media. It was not a favour he was doing us. He was appointed by the people and must be accountable to the people.
He wondered why the president failed to allow all the journalists that registered to ask questions to ask their questions.
He recounted how the Vice Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia in opposition asked the late Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur 170 questions and yet, Nana Addo refused to even allow 70 questions.