The Ministry of Health and Sanitation has acknowledged receipt of thirteen Tricycle Ambulances donated to the Government of Sierra Leone by UAE (United Arab Emirates). The Tricycle Ambulances were received by the Ministry of Health and Sanitation in March this year, according to the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Barba B. Fortune.
The donation of the consignment was facilitated by Sierra Leone’s Ambassador to the UAE, Ambassador Siray Alpha Timbo. According to a senior official in the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, ten of the Tricycle Ambulances have been distributed nationwide. He did not provide details of how those distributions were done.
According to the official, two Engineers were sent by the Government of UAE to assemble the Tricycle Ambulances here in Freetown. He thanked the UAE Government and the Sierra Leonean Ambassador to that Kingdom, Ambassador Siray Timbo for the timely donation.
Ambassador Siray Timbo is currently vigorously pursuing a Referral Hospital Project with Ras Al Khaima, an Emirate in the UAE, according to a senior official in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in Freetown.