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Government to distribute over 300 ambulances Tuesday – Information Minister

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Emergency healthcare services in Ghana are to receive a major boost from this week, following the dispatch of over 300 Ambulances, over 300 EMT Drivers and support staff and 30 Dispatchers to 275 constituencies nationwide from Tuesday.

The ambulances were procured under the government Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Programme (IPEP) currently being implemented by the Ministry of Special Development Initiatives.

Addressing Journalists in Accra, Minister for Information Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said in line with pre-election commitments to improve healthcare delivery, the Akufo-Addo administration has invested in this boost and expects it to augment other efforts at improving health delivery in Ghana.

Mr. Nkrumah said in addition to the approximately 307 ambulances, clearance has been given for 575 EMTs to be recruited out of which 450 have been recruited.

“The initial deployments of EMT staff are drawn from this and previous staff. An additional 900 staff have received clearance to be recruited” he said

The Minister disclosed that Tuesday’s commissioning by the President follows the completion of training of paramedics, fitting of tracking device, upon receipt of the full complement of ambulances.

It is a requirement that the manufacturers through the Suppliers provide user training for the ambulances and medical equipment onboard as well as the tracking devices installed on the ambulances.

A training of 50 Paramedic Trainers drawn from across all the regions in the country has also ended successfully while 300 Emergency Medical Technicians Drivers drawn from across all the ambulance stations in the country have also being given the necessary training. 30 Dispatchers have also benefitted from training on the tracking devices and Dispatch operations systems.

Mr. Nkrumah said the training of these paramedics and installation of emergency devices in these ambulances pave way for the commissioning and distribution by President Akufo-Addo on Tuesday. Immediately after the Commissioning by his Excellency, the emergency vehicles will be dispatched to their respective regions before they arrive at the constituencies.

“Government expects the Ambulance Service to maintain this investment to ensure longevity. It is further expected that this injection will be put to good use to serve the good people of Ghana and add to ongoing efforts to secure livelihoods. Additionally, we encourage all to take note that the budgetary allocation of 1m USD per constituency is what is being used to fund this fleet an indication that in addition to the other initiatives of the MSDI ministry, that IPEP program is yielding results” he stated.

Source: starrfm.com.gh

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Akufo-Addo Speaks After Supreme Court Dismissed Mahama’s Election Petition

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President Akufo-Addo has broken his silence on the Supreme Court’s ruling against rival, John Dramani Mahama.

In a new post on his official and verified Instagram page, he congratulated himself after winning the the court case.

He captioned his post; On Thursday, 4th March 2021, the Supreme Court, in a unanimous ruling, affirmed my victory in the presidential election of 7th December 2020.

The Supreme Court dismissed the election petition brought before it by John Dramani Mahama, the 2020 Presidential Candidate of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).

“The petitioner did not demonstrate in any way how the errors [committed by the EC] affected the declaration of the election…We have therefore no reason to order a re-run [of the polls]. We accordingly dismiss the petition,” Chief Justice, Kwasi Anin-Yeboah said while reading the ruling of the court on Thursday, March 4, 2021.

John Mahama was challenging the results of the polls insisting that none of the nine presidential candidates obtained the mandatory 50%+1 vote constitutional threshold to be declared the winner of the polls.

SOURCE: Gossips24.com

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Man Dies Shortly After Supreme Court Ruled Against John Mahama

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An unidentified man has died at the Supreme Court shortly after Justices of the court, led by, Justice Anim Yeboah dismissed the petition filed by John Dramani Mahama.

Today, Justices of the Supreme court unanimously ruled against the NDC’s John Mahama stressing that Nana Akufo-Addo was legally elected and declared president of Ghana at the 202 Presidential elections.

Shortly after the ruling, Modernnewsgh.com got the information that a man who was present at the Supreme Court collapsed and died.

Media personality, Serwaa Amihere also confirmed the report on Twitter saying, “A man yet to be identified has been rumoured dead after collapsing at the premises of the SC shortly after the apex court judgement on the election petiton.”

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Election petition: Supreme Court delivers judgement

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The Supreme Court has dismissed the election petition brought before it by John Dramani Mahama, the 2020 Presidential Candidate of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).

Chief Justice Kwasi Anin-Yeboah made this known while reading the ruling of the court on Thursday, March 3, 2021.

“The petitioner did not demonstrate in any way how the errors affected the declaration of the election…We have therefore no reason to order a re-run [of the election]. We accordingly dismiss the petition,” he said.

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