The National Ambulance Service has explained a worrying video that captured an ambulance being used to convey cements.
A viral video on social media showed an ambulance with registration number GV 537-20 being loaded with bags of cement by some young men.
Reacting to it, the ambulance service said after its investigation into the matter, they noted that the ambulance had been sent to the mechanic for repairs.
However, the mechanics after fixing the vehicle and doing a test drive, decided to purchase cement with it.
“The investigation we did revealed that this particular ambulance was being used by the mechanics of the suppliers. It is an ambulance under the 1 Constituency 1 Ambulance, and it is stationed at Sege. This ambulance developed a gearbox problem, so it was sent to the suppliers, so they also gave it to their mechanics at Mamprobi called Nana Ofosu Gearbox enterprise. After they fixed the problem and were doing a test drive, they drove to the Mallam – Cape Coast highway, and that was when they went to purchase cement. It was not the staff of the Ambulance Service who were using the ambulance at that time, but rather the mechanics,” the Public Relations Officer of the National Ambulance Service, Simon Yusif Kawula told citinews.
The ambulance service further noted that the vehicle is still with the mechanics, Service Ghana Autogroup Ltd and therefore not being used by the paramedics of the National Ambulance Service. It is thus not part of the National Ambulance Service Fleet.