The National Ambulance Service has denied social media rumors that an ambulance owned by the Ghanaian government is being auctioned in Dubai.
The ambulance that was documented in the report, according to the Service, is just one of several ambulances that the Ghanaian government is acquiring with help from the World Bank and the Ministry of Health.
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According to a statement released by the Service on Monday, May 29, this ambulance would be delivered to Ghana very soon.
“It has come to the attention of the National Ambulance Service a viral video circulating on social media of an ambulance in Dubai belonging to the Government of Ghana which is purported to being sold in that country.
“We wish to state that the ambulance in question is one of the 26 Toyota Hiace Ambulances being procured by the Government of Ghana through the Ministry of Health and being funded by the World Bank.”
“The said ambulance is found on the premises of the Company which is manufacturing the ambulances. It is therefore not true that the ambulance is there for sale.
“The manufacturing processes are over and very soon the ambulances will be shipped to Ghana. We, therefore, entreat the general public to disregard the video in circulation and the commentary made by the person who made the video.”