June 16, 2019


‘Medical drone for nude photos’: Hanna Bisiw demands privacy policy

‘Medical drone for nude photos’: Hanna Bisiw demands privacy policy Hanna Bissiw

The National Women’s Organizer of the opposition National Democratic Congress, NDC, Dr. Hanna Bisiw, is demanding clarity on the specifications of the drones to be used by Zipline for the delivery of emergency medical supplies.

This comes after her earlier suggestion that the drones should be rejected because it will capture the images of naked women especially in rural Ghana, who use open-top bathrooms to the shock of many Ghanaians.

Dr. Bisiw also said privacy policy is needed to protect Ghanaians when the $12 million deal with Zipline becomes operational.

The NDC executive was elaborating on her fears the that the drones would invade the privacy of women who take their bath in open spaces on Citi TV’s Breakfast Daily.

“If a drone passes over any object and the person controlling the drone with a remote behind the screen, whatever the person sees, the person feels like clicking, the person will click. Now you should come out and give us your privacy policy.”

“When they came, did they tell any Ghanaian about the specification of the drones,” she quizzed, adding that “where is the privacy policy statement regarding this.”

Though the Zipline drones are known not to have cameras as part of their specifications, Dr. Bisiw said she would not make any assumptions on the matter.

“Once I am not sure which drone is flying over me, I take it that the drones also have cameras and they also fly and they take pictures,” she stated.

Dr. Bisiw’s initial comments on the matter were dismissed as ignorant.

The Director General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr. Athony Nsiah Asare, notably described the Dr. Bisiw’s remarks as vile propaganda.

Dr. Anthony Nsiah- Asare had also earlier advised that the deal with Zipline must not be politicized.

“I am surprised; I was watching the news and I wanted to call the Chairman of the Parliamentary select committee on health. So far as some of us are concerned, it’s not politics. You can sit here and politicize health, but when you are sick you don’t show your party colours. It is when you are in the village and you are bitten by a snake and then you will see what we are talking about.”

By: Delali Adogla-Bessa | citinewsroom.com | Ghana

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