A government of Ghana-plated ambulance has been captured on video being used to load cement.
It was parked with its back to the wall along a dirt road while a group of men loaded bags of cement into the medical emergency vehicle.
In early 2020, the government procured and distributed some 307 ambulances to medical facilities in all 275 constituencies of the country.
The ambulances were procured under the government’s Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Programme (IPEP) implemented by the Ministry of Special Development Initiatives.
Until the 2020 retooling of the Ghana Ambulance Service, which was established in 2004 with some 10 ambulances and 7 stations, it could only boast of 55 functional ambulances.
In addition to the 307 ambulances, 575 EMTs were recruited.