Ghana to procure drones for medical delivery

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ACCRA, Dec. 3 (Xinhua) -- Ghanaian authorities have initiated a process to procure Unarmed Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), known ordinarily as drones, for medical distributions across the country, local media reported here on Monday.

To that end, the government entered into a 12.5 million-dollar contract with Silicon Valley-based logistics company, Zipline International Incorporated, for the design, installation and operation of the drones.

Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of the Public Procurement Authority (PPA) Agyenim Boateng Adjei disclosed in a correspondence to the Ministry of Health that the sole-sourced contract had been awarded to Zipline following an approval from the Public Procurement Authority.

Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia had announced that Ghana would start using drones to distribute medicines to health institutions across the country before the end of this year. Enditem

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