National Ambulance Service Finally reveals why one of Nana Addo's ambulance was caught carrying cement
The Ambulance was awaiting the fixing of minor faults by the supplier before being received and integrated into the National Ambulance Service, Ambulance service reveals.
The National Ambulance Service (NAS) under the Ministry of Health (MoH) has announced that it has completed its preliminary investigations into the circumstances surrounding an incident in which an ambulance ostensibly belonging to the service is observed in a viral video carting cement bags.
According to the management of the NAS, their investigations have revealed that the said vehicle with registration number GV -537-20, was one of the Ambulances awaiting the fixing of minor faults by the supplier before being received and integrated into the National Ambulance Service fleet.
The service discovered that the incident occurred on or around March 26, 2021, while the said vehicle was in the custody of the suppliers; Service Ghana Autogroup Limited.
The Service pointed out the said suppliers had caused the Ambulance to be sent to its garage to address a minor fault. The National Ambulance Service had earlier declined to take custody of the vehicle because of the said fault.
The Service asserted that a mechanic of the said garage (Nana Ofosu Gear Box specialist) after the repairs, drove the ambulance toward the Mallam- Kasoa- Winneba Road on a test drive and during the process employed the vehicle for his private purposes.
"The Ambulance is still in the custody of 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," the service noted.
Freeman Koryekpor Awlesu, Greater Accra Region