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Peter Kwakye-Ackah, MP for Amenfi West

Ban politicians from seeking medical care abroad – MP

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament (MP) for Amenfi West, Peter Kwakye-Ackah has called on Parliament to consider making a legislation that will bar politicians from traveling abroad to seek medical attention.

This legislation, the MP speaking on Adom FM’s Morning Show, ‘Dwaso Nsem’ is to force politicians to develop the country’s healthcare system to respond to all emergencies.

“I wish Parliament will pass a law that will bar President, his Vice and politicians from traveling abroad to seek media attention when they are sick…,” he said.

The MP who sympathized with the Vice President who, according to information from the Flagstaff House has been taken ill and has been seeking medical attention said a well-developed will help avoid what he described as ‘needless’ deaths in the country.

Reports indicate that the Vice President has been flown out of the country in the company of his wife, Samira Bawumia upon the advice of his medical doctors.


Information Minister, Mustapha Hamid however says the Veep had to travel out not for any reason but for the fact that, he needed to stay away for a while and have a rest.

“When he is in Ghana, people will come from all part of the country to visit him. Even me, I will try and visit him if he was in the country. Normally, when you are outside reach, then you are able to rest properly and have a total recovery”, he stated

The MP however said the situation of flying abroad for medical care can be avoided if the country’s medical system is developed to cater for all.

“It has become a normal practice but if we continue like this, then we are developing an animal farm…the solution is that we should put up medical hospitals to care for everyone including our top politicians,” he said.


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