Parliament approves $10.1M tax waiver for Fly Zipline drone project

Parliament has approved a $10.1 million tax waiver for the medical products drone delivery project by Fly Zipline Ghana Limited.

The waiver covers procurement of materials and equipment under the service agreement between the government of Ghana; represented by the Ministry of Health, and Fly Zipline Ghana Limited.

Parliament in December 2018 approved by a majority decision, an agreement to allow the use of drones.

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They are to distribute essential drugs and blood to health facilities across the country.

Minority MPs raised concerns over why Fly Zipline was sole-sourced for the $12 million project.

They voted against its approval but the Majority used its numbers to approve the deal.

The Finance Committee laid before Parliament on Wednesday that the House green-lights the tax waiver, of which the house approved.

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