Ghana’s most capped best male vocal performer , Knii Lante , who incidentally is a doctor has indeed stirred up the hornets nest as we coast into the normally festive Christmas season . His song 52 Ambulances which is steadily rising up in the most played charts has sent some shockwaves through political circles with officials ducking for cover . In radio interviews monitored in Accra over the past week , featuring representatives of the National ambulance service and reps of the president’s special initiative , it is further emerging that there are only 24 of those public ambulances in actual working condition to serve the total Ghanaian population of close to 30 million . IT MEANS KNII LANTE ACTUALLY GOT IT WRONG ! The picture is even worse than what he sang about. In his song he cried that there are only 52 ambulances ( compared with 1000s of government V8s) but now we know that there are even less !!!!! For the singer “this is my reality ; I come across this situation in my field of work everyday and when I see our big big men in and around governments and in the parastatals cruising these state purchased luxury vehicles and V8 jeeps in town my blood begins to boil ; these vehicles are bought using money generated from the sweat and blood of farmers , working on fields without boots and being bitten by snakes , factory hands , oil rig workers , teachers , nurses etc… instead of buying ambulances which will save their lives if they get injured in the course of their hustle we buy this unnecessary number of V8s ( SUVs ) .”
Since the release of the song ( which also features Blakk Rasta ) online just 3 weeks ago , it has been blasted on numerous local radio stations including recently the VOICE OF AMERICA ( VOA) . KNii Lante has been called up severally by radio stations to explain the song and judging from tweets and phone ins , the masses appear to be in full support . More Fya ….. Knii .
Hopefully this clarion call will reach the president’s desk , ministry of finance , ministry of health and some action will soon be taken. “Inna di streets we dey here dem say ….. “